Nanoscale X-ray imaging

Anne Sakdinawat, David Attwood

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Recent years have seen significant progress in the field of soft- and hard-X-ray microscopy, both technically, through developments in source, optics and imaging methodologies, and also scientifically, through a wide range of applications. While an ever-growing community is pursuing the extensive applications of today's available X-ray tools, other groups are investigating improvements in techniques, including new optics, higher spatial resolutions, brighter compact sources and shorter-duration X-ray pulses. This Review covers recent work in the development of direct image-forming X-ray microscopy techniques and the relevant applications, including three-dimensional biological tomography, dynamical processes in magnetic nanostructures, chemical speciation studies, industrial applications related to solar cells and batteries, and studies of archaeological materials and historical works of art. © 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-848
Number of pages9
JournalNature Photonics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Nov 30 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-07-01
Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge support from the US National Science Foundation, the Engineering Research Center for EUV Science and Technology, and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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