In this work, we present preliminary in-line X-ray lensless projection imaging results at a synchrotron facility by using novel solid-state detectors based on non-destructive readout of photoluminescent colour centres in lithium fluoride thin films. The peculiarities of LiF radiation detectors are high spatial resolution on a large field of view, wide dynamic range, versatility and simplicity of use. These properties offered the opportunity to test a broadband X-ray synchrotron source for lensless projection imaging experiments at the TopoTomo beamline of the ANKA synchrotron facility by using a white beam spectrum (3-40 keV). Edge-enhancement effects were observed for the first time on a test object; they are discussed and compared with simulations, on the basis of the colour centre photoluminescence linear response found in the investigated irradiation conditions. (c) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bonfigli, F., Cecilia, A., Bateni, S.h., Nichelatti, E., Pelliccia, D., Somma, F., et al. (2013). In-line X-ray lensless imaging with lithium fluoride film detectors. RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, 56, 277-280 [10.1016/j.radmeas.2013.03.001].