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Micro-Tomography Using Synchrotron Radiation

  • Quintin C. Johnson (a1), John H. Kinney (a1), Ulrich Bonse (a2), Monte C. Nichols (a3), Rudolf Nusshardt (a2) and James M. Brase (a1)...


This paper discusses the results of recent experiments at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) and Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor (HASYLAB) which were designed to explore the feasibility of using synchrotron radiation in high-resolution, computerized, critical-absorption tomography. The results demonstrate that it is possible, using absorption-edge differencing, to identify adjacent elements in the periodic table with high sensitivity. Furthermore, by using the fine structure in the absorption spectra, it is possible to distinguish between regions of different chemical states. Methods of using synchrotron radiation for high-resolution, three-dimensional chemical-state mapping in small samples are discussed.



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