Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

Volume 19, Part 5 (September 2012)


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2012). 19, 705-709    [ doi:10.1107/S0909049512029640 ]

Zone-doubled Fresnel zone plates for high-resolution hard X-ray full-field transmission microscopy

J. Vila-Comamala, Y. Pan, J. Lombardo, W. M. Harris, W. K. Chiu, C. David and Y. Wang

Abstract: Full-field transmission X-ray microscopy is a unique non-destructive technique for three-dimensional imaging of specimens at the nanometer scale. Here, the use of zone-doubled Fresnel zone plates to achieve a spatial resolution better than 20 nm in the hard X-ray regime (8-10 keV) is reported. By obtaining a tomographic reconstruction of a Ni/YSZ solid-oxide fuel cell, the feasibility of performing three-dimensional imaging of scientifically relevant samples using such high-spatial-resolution Fresnel zone plates is demonstrated.

Keywords: Fresnel zone plate; hard X-rays; full-field transmission X-ray microscopy; solid-oxide fuel cell.


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