Scanning Soft X-ray Microscopy at the Brookhaven Lightsource
The project I am about to describe is the work of several people. My collaborators in the construction and operation of the instrument include Harvey Rarback and John Kenney from Stony Brook, Malcolm Howells from Brookhaven, Ralph Feder and David Sayre from IBM. The critical optical element, the Fresnel zoneplate, was fabricated for us at IBM under the direction of Dieter Kern and Philip Chang. We received invaluable help at various times from Roy Rosser, Michael Iarocci, Chris Jacobsen, Waiman Ng, Wen Bing Yun, and Bing Xin Yang. Several scientists came to join us with specimens of biological interest. I wish to mention particularly Francoise Cinotti, Jonathan Costa, James Hamos, Ed Lattman, and Jerry Pine, and express to them our gratitude for their interest, encouragement, and patience. This project would not have gotten off the ground without the generous support and encouragement from the management and the staff of the National Synchrotron Light Source.
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