Development of Diamond Membrane-Based X-Ray Optics: Fresnel Zone Plates, Beam Stops, and Grids

Period of Performance: 04/10/2017 - 04/09/2019


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.
48 E. Belmont Drive Array
Romeoville, IL 60446
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


This project will develop advanced focusing devices for high-photon-energy X-rays, which can be used to analyze complex composite materials, biological structures, and nano-electronic circuits. Keys to this advancement are ultra-nanocrystalline diamond coating, Iridium as an X-ray absorber, and an innovative, computer-optimized device design and nanofabrication approach.