Prospects for long-wavelength X-ray microscopy and diffraction

  • D. Sayre
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 112)


Our purpose in the first part of this talk is to call attention to certain advantages of the soft (λ = 10-100A) x-ray photon in the imaging of biological material, which are not shared by other particles. The second part will briefly survey the status of some of the problems which arise in the use of these photons for this purpose.


Synchrotron Radiation Thin Specimen Photon Cross Section Single Biological Cell Human Interphase Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Sayre
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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