Applied Physics B

, Volume 118, Issue 4, pp 573–578 | Cite as

Desktop water window microscope using a double-stream gas puff target source

  • Przemyslaw W. Wachulak
  • Alfio Torrisi
  • Andrzej Bartnik
  • Daniel Adjei
  • Jerzy Kostecki
  • Lukasz Wegrzynski
  • Roman Jarocki
  • Mirosław Szczurek
  • Henryk Fiedorowicz
Article

Abstract

A compact, desktop size, microscope, based on nitrogen double-stream gas puff target soft X-ray source, which emits radiation in water window spectral range at the wavelength of λ = 2.88 nm, is demonstrated. The microscope employs ellipsoidal grazing incidence condenser mirror for sample illumination and Fresnel zone plate objective. The microscope is capable of capturing magnified images of objects with 60 nm spatial resolution and exposure time as low as a few seconds. Details about the source and the microscope as well as a few examples of different applications are presented and discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Przemyslaw W. Wachulak
    • 1
  • Alfio Torrisi
    • 1
  • Andrzej Bartnik
    • 1
  • Daniel Adjei
    • 1
  • Jerzy Kostecki
    • 1
  • Lukasz Wegrzynski
    • 1
  • Roman Jarocki
    • 1
  • Mirosław Szczurek
    • 1
  • Henryk Fiedorowicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of OptoelectronicsMilitary University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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