Microholography of Living Organisms

@article{Solem1982MicroholographyOL,
  title={Microholography of Living Organisms},
  author={Johndale C. Solem and George C. Baldwin},
  journal={Science},
  year={1982},
  volume={218},
  pages={229 - 235}
}
By using intense pulsed coherent x-ray sources that are currently under development, it will be possible to obtain magnified three-dimensional images of elementary biological structures in the living state at precisely defined instants. For optimum contrast, sensitivity, and resolution, the hologram should be made with x-rays tuned to a resonance of nitrogen near 0.3 nanometer. Resolution will then be limited mainly by the hydrodynamic expansion that occurs while the necessary number of photons… 
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