An improved x-ray microscope with a fully electronic CCD detector system has been constructed that allows improved laboratory-based microstructural investigations of materials with hard x rays. It uses the Kirkpatrick–Baez multilayer mirror design to form an image that has a demonstrated resolution of 4 μm at 8 keV (Cu K<sub>α</sub> radiation). This microscope performs well with standard sealed-tube laboratory x-ray sources, producing digital images with 20-s exposure times for a 5-μm Au grid (a thickness of two absorption lengths).
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Alex S. Bakulin, Stephen M. Durbin, Terrence Jach, and Joseph Pedulla, "Fast Imaging of Hard X Rays with a Laboratory Microscope," Appl. Opt. 39, 3333-3337 (2000)