Imaging with spectroscopic micro-analysis using synchrotron radiation

Eichert, D.; Gregoratti, L.; Kaulich, B.; Marcello, A.; Melpignano, P.; Quaroni, L.; Kiskinova, M.
October 2007
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Oct2007, Vol. 389 Issue 4, p1121
Academic Journal
Recent developments of element-specific microscopy techniques using synchrotron radiation are opening new opportunities for the analytical investigation of various heterogeneous materials. This article provides a general description of the operational principles of different microscopes allowing chemical and structural imaging combined with micro-spot spectroscopic analysis. Several selected examples are used to illustrate the potential of the synchrotron-based methods in terms of imaging and chemical sensitivity for identification of spatial variations in the composition of morphologically complex and nano-structured inorganic and organic materials, including biological samples.


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