Scanning Microscopy


Within a framework of an overview of the current status and potential of X-ray microscopy, a description is given of the development of the King's College scanning instrument which produced its first images in September, 1986. The instrument was mounted on the newly-built undulator beam line at the UK Science and Engineering Research Council's SRS synchrotron. There are consequently three sites worldwide where high-resolution X-ray microscopes with zone-plate optics are in operation. The other sites are BESSY-Berlin and NSLS-Brookhaven.

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