Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 33, Issue 1–4, pp 283–292

Fluorescence tomography using synchrotron radiation at the NSLS

  • P. Boisseau
  • L. Grodzins
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02394116

Cite this article as:
Boisseau, P. & Grodzins, L. Hyperfine Interact (1987) 33: 283. doi:10.1007/BF02394116


Fluorescence tomography utilizing focussed, tunable, monoenergetic X-rays from synchrotron light sources hold the promise of a non-invasive analytic tool for studying trace elements in specimens, particularly biological, at spatial resolutions of the order of micrometers. This note reports an early test at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratories in which fluorescence tomographic scans were successfully made of trace elements of iron and titanium in NBS standard glass and in a bee.

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© J.C. Baltzer A.G., Scientific Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Boisseau
    • 1
  • L. Grodzins
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Nuclear ScienceM.I.T.CambridgeUSA

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