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Pulse X-Ray Contact Microradiography And Real-Time X-Ray Projection Micrography
Author(s): H. G. Kim; P. C. Cheng
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Paper Abstract

X-ray contact microradiography using a laser-produced plasma pulsed x-ray source provides several advantages for imaging dynamic biological systems. We have applied such an x-ray system in the study of silica deposition in living leaf blades of Zia and the developmental morphology of maize inflorescence. Such a study provides a means for the selection of high silica varieties in crop plants, which has been correlated with high resistance to insects and fungi. Real-time x-ray imaging may be obtained using a shadow projection method. For this purpose, a shadow projection microscope was constructed by modifying a scanning electron microscope for real-time imaging. Preliminary results in the study of floral development in maize will be presented. In addition, implementation of this real-time imaging system to the laser plasma x-ray system will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1989
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 1160, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962632
Show Author Affiliations
H. G. Kim, University of Rochester (United States)
P. C. Cheng, State University of New York at Buffalo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1160:
X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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