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Development of a Scanning X-Ray Microscope at the Daresbury Laboratory

  • R. E. Burge
  • A. G. Michette
  • P. Charalambous
  • M. T. Browne
  • M. J. Simpson
  • C. J. Buckley
  • P. J. Duke
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 137)

Abstract

The application of x-radiation to microscopy has been known for many years (Cosslett and Nixon, 1960). However early attempts to exploit and develop the potential of x-radiation in this field foundered on the low brightness of the sources then available and the lack of suitable methods of x-ray focusing. The advent of synchrotron radiation (SR) as a source of soft x-rays, the development of high quality x-ray reflectors and the fabrication of custom-built high resolution x-ray diffractive elements have transformed the situation. Now several laboratories are actively pursuing the development of focusing x-ray microscopes and at the same time attacking classical x-ray microscopy (contact and projection micro-radiography) with renewed vigour. All of these applications and developments have been reviewed by Schmahl and Rudolph (1984) which provides an excellent up-to-date survey of this field.

Keywords

Zone Plate European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Fresnel Zone Plate Scanning Spot Daresbury Laboratory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Burge
    • 1
  • A. G. Michette
    • 1
  • P. Charalambous
    • 1
  • M. T. Browne
    • 1
  • M. J. Simpson
    • 1
  • C. J. Buckley
    • 1
  • P. J. Duke
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Elizabeth CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Daresbury LaboratoryUK

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