Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

Volume 9, Part 3 (May 2002)


5th Harima International Forum HIF2001

Harima Science Garden City, Japan 12-14 July 2001

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[Preface]
[Issue Author Index][Volume Author Index]
[Cover illustration] Cover illustration: X-ray refraction contrast image of the chest in a hairless mouse. Courtesy of Y. Kagoshima.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 107-114  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004041 ]

Present state and perspectives of synchrotron radiation diffraction imaging

J. Baruchel, J. Härtwig and P. Pernot-Rejmánková

Synopsis: The impact of third-generation high-energy synchrotron radiation sources on the development of X-ray diffraction imaging is reported, with examples from the ESRF.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 115-118  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004740 ]

Characterization of a Fresnel zone plate using higher-order diffraction

A. Takeuchi, Y. Suzuki and H. Takano

Synopsis: The performance of a Fresnel zone plate has been tested by observing the focusing property of higher-order diffraction.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 119-124  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502003436 ]

Parabolic refractive X-ray lenses

B. Lengeler, C. G. Schroer, B. Benner, A. Gerhardus, T. F. Günzler, M. Kuhlmann, J. Meyer and C. Zimprich

Synopsis: The status of the development of parabolic refractive X-ray lenses is described, and the possibilities for micrometre and submicrometre focusing and for X-ray imaging in absorption and phase contrast are illustrated.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 125-127  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004223 ]

Zernike-type X-ray imaging microscopy at 25 keV with Fresnel zone plate optics

M. Awaji, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeuchi, H. Takano, N. Kamijo, S. Tamura and M. Yasumoto

Synopsis: A Zernike-type imaging microscope using a sputtered-sliced Fresnel zone plate has been developed and tested at an X-ray energy of 25 keV.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 128-131  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004272 ]

Elemental analysis with a full-field X-ray fluorescence microscope and a CCD photon-counting system

T. Ohigashi, N. Watanabe, H. Yokosuka, T. Aota, H. Takano, A. Takeuchi and S. Aoki

Synopsis: The performance of elemental analysis of a CCD photon-counting system in combination with a full-field X-ray fluorescence microscope has been evaluated. Two-dimensional elemental maps could be obtained with an energy resolution of 350 keV.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 132-135  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502003758 ]

High-resolution hard X-ray phase-contrast microscopy with a large-diameter and high-numerical-aperture zone plate

Y. Kagoshima, Y. Yokoyama, T. Ibuki, T. Niimi, Y. Tsusaka, K. Takai and J. Matsui

Synopsis: High-resolution phase-contrast microscopy using Zernike's method has been demonstrated by the use of zone plate optics. Specimens transparent to hard X-rays have been successfully imaged with a high image contrast by the phase-contrast method.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 136-142  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502003771 ]

Phase-contrast X-ray imaging based on interferometry

A. Momose

Synopsis: Principle and experimental demonstrations of phase-contrast X-ray imaging based on interferometry are described.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 143-147  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004624 ]

Application of synchrotron X-ray imaging to phase objects in orthopedics

K. Mori, N. Sekine, H. Sato, D. Shimao, H. Shiwaku, K. Hyodo, H. Sugiyama, M. Ando, K. Ohashi, M. Koyama and Y. Nakajima

Synopsis: Novel imaging of the fine structures of the ribs of a pig and a specimen of human osteosarcoma utilizing the spatial coherence of X-rays was successfully performed with an incident X-ray energy of 30 keV at SPring-8, Japan.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 148-153  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004971 ]

Quantitative analysis of two-component samples using in-line hard X-ray images

T. E. Gureyev, A. W. Stevenson, D. M. Paganin, T. Weitkamp, A. Snigirev, I. Snigireva and S. W. Wilkins

Synopsis: Three recently proposed methods for rapid quantitative in-line X-ray imaging are analyzed and tested on images of a model sample collected using synchrotron radiation.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 154-159  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502003746 ]

Development of a multilayer Fresnel zone plate for high-energy synchrotron radiation X-rays by DC sputtering deposition

S. Tamura, M. Yasumoto, N. Kamijo, Y. Suzuki, M. Awaji, A. Takeuchi, H. Takano and K. Handa

Synopsis: Cu/Al multilayer Fresnel zone plates (outermost zone width 0.25 µm) have been developed by DC sputtering deposition. At the undulator beamline BL47XU of SPring-8 an almost diffraction-limited microbeam of 0.3-0.35 µm has been attained and a clear image of the fine line-and-space resolution test pattern up to 0.2 µm was observed.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 160-165  [ doi:10.1107/S090904950200554X ]

X-ray refraction-enhanced imaging and a method for phase retrieval for a simple object

Y. Suzuki, N. Yagi and K. Uesugi

Synopsis: Refraction-enhanced imaging for a simple object and complicated objects are described in simple projection image and tomographic reconstruction. An example of phase retrieval for a single projection image is presented, and some problems for applications to thick and complicated specimens are also discussed.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 166-168  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502003448 ]

Synchrotron-radiation X-ray topography of surface strain in large-diameter silicon wafers

S. Kawado, S. Iida, S. Yamaguchi, S. Kimura, Y. Hirose, K. Kajiwara, Y. Chikaura and M. Umeno

Synopsis: The difference in surface-strain distribution caused by various steps of silicon-wafer manufacturing, i.e. slicing, lapping, etching, grinding and polishing, has been studied.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 169-173  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004302 ]

Plane-wave X-ray topography and its application at SPring-8

S. Iida, Y. Chikaura, S. Kawado and S. Kimura

Synopsis: X-rays with an angular divergence of about 0.01 arcsec were produced by using only one collimator crystal. Plane-wave X-ray topographic images of dislocations, growth striations and grown-in microdefects in the CZ-Si crystals were obtained.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 174-178  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004284 ]

Synchrotron X-ray topography of electronic materials

T. Tuomi

Synopsis: Topography studies of electronic materials are presented, covering the range from voids and precipitates in almost perfect float-zone and Czochralski silicon, dislocations in gallium arsenide grown by the liquid-encapsulated Czochralski technique, the vapour-pressure controlled Czochralski technique and the vertical-gradient freeze techniques, stacking faults and micropipes in silicon carbide to misfit dislocations in epitaxic heterostructures.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 179-181  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049502004211 ]

Zernike-type phase-contrast hard X-ray microscope with a zone plate at the Photon Factory

H. Yokosuka, N. Watanabe, T. Ohigashi, Y. Yoshida, S. Maeda, S. Aoki, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeuchi and H. Takano

Synopsis: A Zernike-type phase-contrast X-ray microscope with a zone plate and a phase plate has been constructed at the Photon Factory BL3C2. Tantalum line patterns as fine as 0.3 µm in width could be resolved.

Online 25 April 2002


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2002). 9, 182-186  [ doi:10.1107/S090904950200376X ]

Hard X-ray microbeam experiments with a sputtered-sliced Fresnel zone plate and its applications

N. Kamijo, Y. Suzuki, M. Awaji, A. Takeuchi, H. Takano, T. Ninomiya, S. Tamura and M. Yasumoto

Synopsis: Sputtered-sliced Fresnel zone plates for hard X-ray focusing have been developed. As an example of the microbeam technique, a two-dimensional distribution of constituent elements in forensic samples has been obtained using fluorescent scanning microscopy.

Online 25 April 2002


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