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Local structural probes
Shpyrko, Oleg G. Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, California.
- Focusing x-ray beams
- Scanning and full-field imaging x-ray microscopy
- Lensless coherent x-ray diffractive imaging
- Applications of x-ray microscopy
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The deeply penetrating ability of x-rays and their short wavelength, comparable to atomic size, makes them an ideal probe for structural characterization of materials. In addition, many elemental absorption edges are located in the x-ray part of the electromagnetic spectrum. As such, x-rays are especially useful for a variety of spectroscopic measurements, providing chemical or elemental specificity, and sensitivity to orbital and magnetic ordering.
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