J. Phys. IV France 104 (2003) 57
X-ray microscopy in Ritsumeikan Synchrotron Radiation centerK. Takemoto1, T. Mizuno2, T. Yoshikawa2, H. Mishibata3, T. Ueki3, T. Uyama3, T. Miyoshi4, D. Sawa5, T. Matsumoto5, N. Wada5, H. Onoda5, K. Kojima5, B. Niemann6, M. Hettwer6, D. Rudolph6, E. Anderson7, D. Attwood7, D.P. Kern1, H. Iwasaki2 and H. Kihara1
1 Department of Physics, Kansai Medical University, Uyamahigashi 18-89, Hirakata, Osaka 573-1136, Japan
2 Department of Photonics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Mojihigashi 1-1-4, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
3 Marine Biological Laboratory, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 722-0073, Japan
4 Department of Pathology I, Fukui Medical University, Shimoaiduki 23-3, Matsuoka, Yoshida, Fukui 910-1193, Japan
5 Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Mojihigashi 1-1-4, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
6 Institut für Röntgenphysik, Universität Göttingen, Geiststr. 11, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
7 Center for X Ray Optics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, U.S.A.
X-ray microscopy enables high-resolution analysis of thick specimens such as several microns in aqueous and atmospheric pressure environments in fields of biological and material sciences. Most commonly, zone plates (ZPs) are used as optical elements in combination with the use of synchrotron radiation (SR) as an x-ray source. It is realized at the x-ray microscopy station at BL-12 of Ritsumeikan SR center. The highest spatial resolution is 45 nm. This X ray microscope has been applied in biology, medicine, and material science. Various specimens can be clearly observed. We report some applied researches of our X-ray microscope.
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