About this book

Introduction

This book demonstrates the applications of synchrotron radiation in certain aspects of cell microbiology, specifically non-destructive elemental analyses, chemical-state analyses and imaging (distribution) of the elements within a cell. The basics for understanding and applications of synchrotron radiation are also described to make the contents easier to be understood for a wide group of researchers in medical and biological sciences who might not be familiar with the physics of synchrotron radiation. The two main techniques that are discussed in this book are the x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) and the x-ray fine structure analysis (XAFS). Application of these techniques in investigations of several important scientific fields, such as neurodegeneration and other diseases related to cell malfunctioning, are demonstrated in this book.

Keywords

X-ray cells fluorescence imaging microbe microbiology tissue x-ray absorption

Authors and affiliations

  • Ari Ide-Ektessabi
    • 1
  1. 1.International Innovation Center, Bio System ElectronicsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-46427-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46424-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46427-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
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