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X-ray microprobe for studies of cellular radiation response
Author(s): Alan G. Michette; Slawka J. Pfauntsch; Melvyn Folkard; Barry D. Michael; Guiseppe Schettino
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Paper Abstract

Progress with an x-ray microprobe for radiobiological studies is described. The instrument uses laboratory soft x-ray sources to give either continuum radiation or pulsed line radiation. A zone plate forms a fine probe from the x-ray beam which may be used to target individual cells or sub-cellular components with defined radiation doses. A preliminary experiment has shown a definite biological effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3449, X-Ray Microfocusing: Applications and Techniques, (6 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330352
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Alan G. Michette, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Slawka J. Pfauntsch, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Melvyn Folkard, Cancer Research Trust/Mount Vernon Hospital (United Kingdom)
Barry D. Michael, Cancer Research Trust/Mount Vernon Hospital (United Kingdom)
Guiseppe Schettino, Cancer Research Trust/Mount Vernon Hospital and King's College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3449:
X-Ray Microfocusing: Applications and Techniques
Ian McNulty, Editor(s)

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