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Diffraction-Imaging Possibilities with Soft X-rays

  • David Sayre

Abstract

Diffraction imaging is a form of microscopy which does not quite exist as yet with soft x-rays, but on which work is proceeding. It has, however, a long history with x-rays in the 0.1nm wavelength region (x-ray diffraction analysis), with electrons (electron diffraction), and in visible-light holography. Its interest lies in its being potentially the highest-resolution form of x-ray microscopy (see the previous article by the author in this volume), and in its special ability to obtain information regarding 3-dimensional structure in a single exposure. The present paper outlines the general principles of the method and gives a brief summary of its current status.

Keywords

Diffraction Imaging Field Magnitude Diffraction Field Diffraction Signal National Synchrotron Light Source 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Sayre
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T. J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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