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Title: Development and characterization of monolithic multilayer Laue lens nanofocusing optics

Abstract

We have developed an experimental approach to bond two independent linear Multilayer Laue Lenses (MLLs) together. A monolithic MLL structure was characterized using ptychography at 12 keV photon energy, and we demonstrated 12 nm and 24 nm focusing in horizontal and vertical directions, respectively. Fabrication of 2D MLL optics allows installation of these focusing elements in more conventional microscopes suitable for x-ray imaging using zone plates, and opens easier access to 2D imaging with high spatial resolution in the hard x-ray regime.

Authors:
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  1. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22590645
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 108; Journal Issue: 26; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; FABRICATION; FOCUSING; HARD X RADIATION; KEV RANGE 10-100; LAYERS; LENSES; MICROSCOPES; OPTICS; PHOTONS; PLATES; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; ZONES

Citation Formats

Nazaretski, E., Xu, W., E-mail: weihexu@bnl.gov, Bouet, N., Zhou, J., Yan, H., Huang, X., and Chu, Y. S.. Development and characterization of monolithic multilayer Laue lens nanofocusing optics. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4955022.
Nazaretski, E., Xu, W., E-mail: weihexu@bnl.gov, Bouet, N., Zhou, J., Yan, H., Huang, X., & Chu, Y. S.. Development and characterization of monolithic multilayer Laue lens nanofocusing optics. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4955022.
Nazaretski, E., Xu, W., E-mail: weihexu@bnl.gov, Bouet, N., Zhou, J., Yan, H., Huang, X., and Chu, Y. S.. 2016. "Development and characterization of monolithic multilayer Laue lens nanofocusing optics". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4955022.
@article{osti_22590645,
title = {Development and characterization of monolithic multilayer Laue lens nanofocusing optics},
author = {Nazaretski, E. and Xu, W., E-mail: weihexu@bnl.gov and Bouet, N. and Zhou, J. and Yan, H. and Huang, X. and Chu, Y. S.},
abstractNote = {We have developed an experimental approach to bond two independent linear Multilayer Laue Lenses (MLLs) together. A monolithic MLL structure was characterized using ptychography at 12 keV photon energy, and we demonstrated 12 nm and 24 nm focusing in horizontal and vertical directions, respectively. Fabrication of 2D MLL optics allows installation of these focusing elements in more conventional microscopes suitable for x-ray imaging using zone plates, and opens easier access to 2D imaging with high spatial resolution in the hard x-ray regime.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4955022},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 108,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 6
}
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