Hard X-ray holographic methods: Instrumentation and experimental technique

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Abstract

In structural studies local methods play an increasing role. The reason is the appearance of nanoscale systems, in physics, chemistry and also in biology. There is also a need to understand the local environment of impurities or dopant sites etc. Hard x-ray holography based on the inside reference point concept is a local probe of the atomic order in solids. It gives the 3D real space image of atoms without the phase ambiguity inherent to diffraction methods. Therefore it is a potentially powerful method to attack problems difficult for traditional diffraction. In this paper the basics of atomic resolution x-ray holography are given and recent theoretical and experimental developments are discussed. The capabilities of hard x-ray holography are illustrated by examples. Future possibilities and new directions are also briefly outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrilliant Light in Life and Material Sciences
EditorsVasili Tsakanov, Helmut Wiedemann
Pages383-393
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

Publication series

NameNATO Security through Science Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)1871-465X

Keywords

  • Hard x-ray
  • Holography
  • Imaging
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Faigel, G., Bortel, G., & Tegze, M. (2007). Hard X-ray holographic methods: Instrumentation and experimental technique. In V. Tsakanov, & H. Wiedemann (Eds.), Brilliant Light in Life and Material Sciences (pp. 383-393). (NATO Security through Science Series B: Physics and Biophysics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5724-3-37