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Materials 2012, 5(10), 1752-1773; doi:10.3390/ma5101752
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Hard-X-ray Zone Plates: Recent Progress

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Received: 9 August 2012; in revised form: 10 September 2012 / Accepted: 17 September 2012 / Published: 27 September 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue X-ray Imaging in Materials Science)
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Abstract: The technology to focus hard-X-rays (photon energy larger than 1–2 keV) has made great progress in the past three years. The progress was particularly spectacular for lenses based on the Fresnel zone plate concept. The spatial resolution notably increased by a factor of three, opening up entirely new domains of application, specifically in biomedical research. As we shall see, this evolution is the result of a painstaking optimization of many different aspects rather than of a single technical breakthrough.
Keywords: X-ray microscopy; radiology; Fresnel zone plates; X-ray focusing; synchrotron radiation; free electron laser; microtomography X-ray microscopy; radiology; Fresnel zone plates; X-ray focusing; synchrotron radiation; free electron laser; microtomography
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Wu, S.-R.; Hwu, Y.; Margaritondo, G. Hard-X-ray Zone Plates: Recent Progress. Materials 2012, 5, 1752-1773.

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Wu S-R, Hwu Y, Margaritondo G. Hard-X-ray Zone Plates: Recent Progress. Materials. 2012; 5(10):1752-1773.

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Wu, Syue-Ren; Hwu, Yeukuang; Margaritondo, Giorgio. 2012. "Hard-X-ray Zone Plates: Recent Progress." Materials 5, no. 10: 1752-1773.


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