Extending the methodology of X-ray crystallography to allow imaging of micrometre-sized non-crystalline specimens

@article{Miao1999ExtendingTM,
  title={Extending the methodology of X-ray crystallography to allow imaging of micrometre-sized non-crystalline specimens},
  author={Jianwei (John) Miao and Pambos Charalambous and Janos Kirz and David Sayre},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={400},
  pages={342-344}
}
The contrast and penetrating power afforded by soft X-rays when they interact with matter makes this form of radiation ideal for studying micrometre-sized objects,. But although soft X-rays areuseful for probing detail too fine for visible light microscopy in specimens too thick for electron microscopy, the highest-resolution applications of X-ray imaging have been traditionally limited to crystalline samples. Here we demonstrate imaging (at ∼75 nm resolution) of a non-crystalline sample… 

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