Applications of Synchrotron Radiation

Micro Beams in Cell Micro Biology and Medicine

  • Ari Ide-Ektessabi

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

About this book


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.


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

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