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X-ray microscopy resource center at the advanced light source
Author(s): Werner Meyer-Ilse; Masato Koike; H. Raul Beguiristain; Jorg M. Maser; David T. Attwood
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Paper Abstract

An x-ray microscopy resource center for biological x-ray imaging will be built at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) in Berkeley, California. The unique high brightness of the ALS allows short exposure times and high image quality. Two microscopes, an x-ray microscope (XM) and a scanning x-ray microscope (SXM) are planned. These microscopes serve complementary needs. The XM gives images in parallel at comparable short exposure times, and the SXM is optimized for low radiation doses applied to the sample. The microscopes extend visible light microcopy toward significantly higher resolution and permit images of objects in an aqueous medium. High resolution is accomplished by the use of Fresnel zone plates. Design considerations to serve the needs of biological x-ray microscopy are given. Also the preliminary design of the microscopes is presented. Multiple wavelength and multiple view images will provide elemental contrast and some degree of 3-D information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1741, Soft X-Ray Microscopy, (13 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138759
Show Author Affiliations
Werner Meyer-Ilse, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)
Masato Koike, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)
H. Raul Beguiristain, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)
Jorg M. Maser, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)
David T. Attwood, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1741:
Soft X-Ray Microscopy
Chris J. Jacobsen; James E. Trebes, Editor(s)

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