Microradiography and Absorption Microscopy

  • D. Keith Bowen
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 63)


The techniques of radiography are as old as the knowledge of X-rays, and of course are widely used in medicine, biological research and inspection of engineering components. A lack of high-intensity tunable sources has meant that its use on a microstructural level for materials has been very limited so far. However, we now have synchrotron radiation sources. As Lang has pointed out [1], almost any camera that will take diffraction topographs will take high-resolution radiographs, so the instrumentation will be available. The purposes of this short chapter are to summarise the experimental techniques for obtaining microradiographs, to state the conditions determining contrast and resolution and to speculate on possible applications in the study of crystals and crystal growth.


Absorption Edge Synchrotron Radiation Source Microstructural Level Exit Surface Lead Iodide 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    A.R. Lang (1970) in Modern Diffraction and Imaging Techniques in Materials Science (ed. S. Amelinckx, R. Gevers, G.Remaut and J. van Landuyt), North Holland, Amsterdam p 407Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Aleshko-Ozhevsky (1979) Moscow Institute of Crystallography, unpublished work.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    R. Glocker and W. Frohnmayer (1925) Ann. Phys. Leipzig 76, 369ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    F. Polack, S. Lowenthal, Y. Petroff and Y. Farge (1977) App. Phys. Letts. 31, 785ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    J. Horowitz and P. Howell (1972) Science 178, 608ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    V.E. Coslett and W.C. Nixon (1960) X-Ray Microscopy, C.U.P. CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    D.K. Bowen (1979) in Applications of Synchrotron Radiation to the Study of Large Molecules of Chemical and Biological Interest (eds. R. B. Cundall and I.N. Munro) Daresbury Laboratory Proceedings DL/SCI/R13, p 37Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    D. Sayre (1980) in Imaging Processes and Coherence in Physics, Springer-Verlag,Berlin Heidelberg New York, p229; J.Kirz and D.Sayre (1980) in Synchrotron Radiation Research (eds. S. Doniach and H. Winick), Plenum Press, New York (in press)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Mai Zhen-Hong, S. Mardix and A.R. Lang (1980) J. Appl. Cryst. 13, 180CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Keith Bowen

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations