Argonne's APS, which works like a giant X-ray microscope
, is a DOE Office of Science User Facility supported by the Scientific User Facilities Division of the Basic Energy Sciences Program in the Office of Science.
Bruker's SKYSCANTM 1273 benchtop 3D X-ray microscope
is based on micro-computed tomography (Micro-CT) technology.
It will create the "most advanced 3D hard X-ray microscope
and enable researchers to view and manipulate matter at the atomic level to solve complex science problems across multiple disciplines," a statement from the lab said.
A valuable tool for research, Diamond Light Source--an X-ray microscope
, powered by electrons--allows researchers to study the molecules and atoms that make up materials.
A huge X-ray microscope
has revealed growth bands in plankton shells that show how shell chemistry records the sea temperature.
Anew X-ray microscope
probes the inner intricacies of materials smaller than human cells and creates unparal-leled high-resolution 3-D images.
"A typical electron or X-ray microscope
image is about 100 times more blurred than the theoretical limit defined by the wavelength.
A new X-ray microscope
technique gives a super-detailed look inside small samples, and does it in 3-D.
Even the best x-ray microscope
lenses (concentric circles of metal known as Fresnel zone plates), can't focus x-rays with high efficiency, so to get an image means using such intense radiation that it more quickly damages biological specimens.
Jeffrey Gillow, a researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been making use of the X-ray microscope
at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) in New York to see extremely fine details of bacteria biochemistry in a technique known as X-ray spectromicroscopy.
We applied these results to characterize spatially-resolved spectra of a tungsten integrated circuit interconnect obtained using a scanning transmission x-ray microscope
. The results indicate tungsten fiducial markers were deposited into silica trenches with a depths of 50% and 60% of the markers' heights.