Latest X-ray microscope Stories

2011-08-09 07:27:52

By Kim McDonald, UC San Diego Physicists at UC San Diego have developed a new kind of X-ray microscope that can penetrate deep within materials like Superman's fabled X-ray vision and see minute details at the scale of a single nanometer, or one billionth of a meter. But that's not all. What's unusual about this new, nanoscale, X-ray microscope is that the images are not produced by a lens, but by means of a powerful computer program. The scientists report in a paper published in this week's...

2010-06-21 07:28:00

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2010-04-28 07:21:23

X-ray diffraction microscopy provides the best resolution yet A team of scientists working at beamline 9.0.1 of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has used x-ray diffraction microscopy to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution"”11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)"”ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole...

2009-12-07 19:42:40

Sharper vision for new insights into biological questions, including DNA repair An ultra-high-resolution imaging technique using X-ray diffraction is a step closer to fulfilling its promise as a window on nanometer-scale structures in biological samples. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers report progress in applying an approach to "lensless" X-ray microscopy that they introduced one year ago. They have produced the first images, using this technique, of...

2008-02-20 10:00:00

X-rays have been used for decades to take pictures of broken bones, but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and their collaborators have developed a lensless X-ray technique that can take images of ultra-small structures buried in nanoparticles and nanomaterials, and features within whole biological cells such as cellular nuclei. Argonne scientists along with scientists from the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Melbourne,...

2005-06-30 13:51:37

Not only were images of test patterns (lines formed by layers of chromium and silicon in cross-section) sharper than those made with the XM-1's current 25-nanometer-resolution MZP, the new MZP was able to obtain sharp images of lines a mere 15 nanometers apart "” where the older zone plate had seen only a featureless field of gray. "Nanoscience and nanotechnology are everywhere around us "” biology and chemistry are nanoscience by nature "” but we need better analytical...

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