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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 416–422

Digital in-line soft x-ray holography with element contrast

Axel Rosenhahn, Ruth Barth, Florian Staier, Todd Simpson, Silvia Mittler, Stefan Eisebitt, and Michael Grunze  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 2, pp. 416-422 (2008)

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Digital in-line soft x-ray holography (DIXH) was used to image immobilized polystyrene and iron oxide particles and to distinguish them based on their different x-ray absorption cross sections in the vicinity of the carbon K-absorption edge. The element-specific information from the resonant DIXH images was correlated with high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM) pictures. We also present DIXH images of a cell nucleus and compare the contrast obtained for nuclear components with the appearance in optical microscopy.

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(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: August 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2007
Published: January 25, 2008

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Axel Rosenhahn, Ruth Barth, Florian Staier, Todd Simpson, Silvia Mittler, Stefan Eisebitt, and Michael Grunze, "Digital in-line soft x-ray holography with element contrast," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 416-422 (2008)

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