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Title: Lighthouses, Light Sources, and Kinoform Hard X-Ray Optics (428th Brookhaven Lecture)

Abstract

BNL's planned National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is designed to be a world-leading light source facility, promising advances in nanoscience, energy, biology, and materials research. In designing and developing this new facility, breakthrough research is a must to ensure that appropriate tools are available for the new science that will be studied. At BNL, a team of researchers has overcome a major x-ray focusing obstacle to allow the study of molecules, atoms, and advanced materials at the nanoscale, which is on the order of billionths of a meter. Their innovative method uses a type of refractive lens called a kinoform lens --similar to the kind found in lighthouses -- in order to focus the x-rays down to the extremely small spots needed for a sharp image at small dimensions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). National Synchrotron Light Source
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1005213
Report Number(s):
BNL-83203-2007-CP
TRN: US1104094
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series: 1960 - Present, Upton, NY (United States), 24 Oct 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ATOMS; BIOLOGY; BNL; DIMENSIONS; FOCUSING; LIGHT SOURCES; NSLS; OPTICS

Citation Formats

Evans-Lutterodt, Kenneth. Lighthouses, Light Sources, and Kinoform Hard X-Ray Optics (428th Brookhaven Lecture). United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Evans-Lutterodt, Kenneth. Lighthouses, Light Sources, and Kinoform Hard X-Ray Optics (428th Brookhaven Lecture). United States.
Evans-Lutterodt, Kenneth. Wed . "Lighthouses, Light Sources, and Kinoform Hard X-Ray Optics (428th Brookhaven Lecture)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1005213.
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