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Contact x-ray microscopy using Asterix
Author(s): Aldo Conti; Dimitri Batani; Cesare Botto; Alessandra Masini; A. Bernardinello; Fulvia Bortolotto; M. Moret; G. Poletti; S. Piccoli; F. Cotelli; C. Lora Lamia Donin; Anthony D. Stead; A. Marranca; Klaus Eidmann; Francesco Flora; Libero Palladino; Lucia Reale
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Paper Abstract

The use of a high energy laser source for soft x-ray contact microscopy is discussed. Several different targets were used and their emission spectra compared. The x-ray emission, inside and outside the Water Window, was characterized in detail by means of many diagnostics, including pin hole and streak cameras. Up to 12 samples holders per shot were exposed thanks to the large x-ray flux and the geometry of the interaction chamber. Images of several biological samples were obtained, including Chlamydomonas and Crethidia green algae, fish and boar sperms and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae yeast cells. A 50 nm resolution was reached on the images of boar sperm. Original information concerning the density of inner structures of Crethidia green algae were obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1997
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3157, Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources, (14 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279419
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Aldo Conti, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFM (Italy)
Dimitri Batani, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFM (Italy)
Cesare Botto, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFM (Italy)
Alessandra Masini, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFM (Italy)
A. Bernardinello, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFM (Italy)
Fulvia Bortolotto, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFM (Italy)
M. Moret, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFM (Italy)
G. Poletti, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFM (Italy)
S. Piccoli, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
F. Cotelli, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
C. Lora Lamia Donin, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
Anthony D. Stead, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
A. Marranca, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Klaus Eidmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Francesco Flora, ENEA Frascati (Italy) and Univ. dell'Aquila (Italy)
Libero Palladino, ENEA Frascati (Italy) and Univ. dell'Aquila (Italy)
Lucia Reale, ENEA Frascati (Italy) and Univ. dell'Aquila (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3157:
Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources
George A. Kyrala; Jean-Claude J. Gauthier, Editor(s)

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