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Publication Citation: The Boundary of X-Ray and Electron Tomography

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Author(s): Zachary H. Levine;
Title: The Boundary of X-Ray and Electron Tomography
Published: January 03, 2005
Abstract: Samples a few micrometers in total size offer a challenge to both x-ray and electron tomography. X-ray tomography originated imaging the human body with millimeter resolution, but the resolution has been reduced by over 7 orders of magnitude by the use of synchrotron sources and Fresnel zone plates, leading to an achieved resolution of 20 nm in favorable cases. Further progress may require phase retrieval. Electron tomography originated on very thin samples (perhaps 100 nm thick) but recently samples of over 1 micrometer have been studied with conventional instruments. The study of thicker samples requires understanding tomography in the multiple scattering regime.[Abstract only to appear in print.]
Citation: SPIE
Volume: 5674
Pages: 1 pp.
Keywords: electron tomography,x-ray microtomography
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