X-ray Microscopy

Instrumentation and Biological Applications

  • Ping-chin Cheng
  • Gwo-jen Jan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Ping-chin Cheng, Gwo-jen Jan
    Pages 1-12
  3. W. Meyer - Ilse, G. Nyakatura, P. Guttmann, B. Niemann, D. Rudolph, G. Schmahl et al.
    Pages 32-38
  4. J. M. Kenney, M. T. Browne, C. J. Buckley, R. E. Burge, R. C. Cave, P. Charalambous et al.
    Pages 53-64
  5. P. C. Cheng, D. M. Shinozaki, K. H. Tan
    Pages 65-104
  6. D. M. Shinozaki, B. W. Robertson
    Pages 105-125
  7. Sterling P. Newberry
    Pages 126-141
  8. K. G. H. Baldwin, R. J. Rosser
    Pages 162-174
  9. K. H. Tan, P. C. Cheng, D. M. Shinozaki
    Pages 185-195
  10. G. Schmahl, D. Rudolph
    Pages 231-238
  11. Sadao Aoki, Yasushi Kagoshima, Hironao Yamaji, Masami, Kakuchi, Toshiaki Tamamura et al.
    Pages 239-246
  12. C. J. Buckley, K. Ogawa, M. T. Browne, P. Charalambous, J. M. Kenney, R. Rosser et al.
    Pages 247-253
  13. Sadao Aoki, Yohichi Gohshi, Atsuo Iida
    Pages 254-262

About this book

Introduction

In 1979, a conference on x-ray microscopy was organized by the New York Academy of Sciences, and in 1983, the Second Interna­ tional Symposium on X-ray Imaging was organized by the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Gottingen, Federal Republic of Germany. This volume contains the contributions to the symposium "X-ray Microscopy '86", held in Taipei, Taiwan, the Republic of China in August 1986. This is the first volume which intends to provide up-to­ date information on x-ray imaging to biologists, therefore, emphasis was given to specimen preparation techniques and image interpreta­ tion. Specimen preparation represents a major part of every microscopy work, therefore, it should be strongly emphasized in this emerging field of x-ray microscopy. Theoretically, x-ray microscopy offers the potential for the study of unfixed, hydrated biological ma­ terials. Since very few biological system can be directly observed without specimen preparation, we would like to emphasize that new information on biological specimens can only be obtained if the speci­ men is properly prepared. In the past decade, many of the published x-ray images were obtained from poorly prepared biological speci­ mens, mainly air-dried materials. Therefore, one of the goals of this conference is to bring the importance of specimen preparation to the attention of x-ray microscopy community. X-ray microscopy can be subdivided into several major areas. They are the classic x-ray projection microscope, x-ray contact imag­ ing (microradiography) and the more recent x-ray scanning micro­ scope, x-ray photoelectron microscope and x-ray imaging microscope.

Keywords

X-ray bone imaging microscopy replication

Editors and affiliations

  • Ping-chin Cheng
    • 1
  • Gwo-jen Jan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering School of EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipei, TaiwanRepublic of China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-72881-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72883-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72881-5
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