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Title: Reflective Optics for Microdiffraction


Nondispersive optics are essential for emerging microdiffraction and nanobeam research. Here we describe extensions to traditional Kirkpatrick Baez optics required to develop nondispersive microdiffraction and nanoprobe optics with 1-10 nm spatial resolution.

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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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Conference: National Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, 20070425, 20070427
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United States

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Ice, Gene E. Reflective Optics for Microdiffraction. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Ice, Gene E. Reflective Optics for Microdiffraction. United States.
Ice, Gene E. Mon . "Reflective Optics for Microdiffraction". United States. doi:.
title = {Reflective Optics for Microdiffraction},
author = {Ice, Gene E},
abstractNote = {Nondispersive optics are essential for emerging microdiffraction and nanobeam research. Here we describe extensions to traditional Kirkpatrick Baez optics required to develop nondispersive microdiffraction and nanoprobe optics with 1-10 nm spatial resolution.},
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year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}

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