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Zone-Plate X-Ray Microscopy

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Abstract

Fresnel zone plates are the most commonly used optic in x-ray microscopes. Following a short discussion of historical developments, the properties of zone plates are outlined, along with the microscope systems that employ them. A number of applications of x-ray microscopes are then surveyed, including in biology, environmental science, and materials science.

x-ray microscopy x-ray tomography Fresnel zone plates x-ray fluorescence trace element mapping cryo microscopy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Naturally, an enterprise like writing this review depends greatly on the willingness of our colleagues around the x-ray microscopy community to provide us with advice, information, and images, and we thank the many people who have done that. We especially thank Graeme Morrison for helpful comments and technical assistance in the preparation of this updated version, and Janos Kirz and Henry Chapman for additional comments. We also thank our immediate colleagues at Argonne, Northwestern, and Berkeley for many helpful discussions. Work by MH and TW was supported by the Advanced Light Source, which is a DOE Office of Science User Facility under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Work by CJ was supported by the Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility operated for the DOE Office of Science by Argonne National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.

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  1. 1.Advanced Photon SourceArgonne National Laboratory and Northwestern UniversityArgonne, ILUSA
  2. 2.Advanced Light SourceLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeley, CAUSA

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