X-ray lenses near reality

Hastings, Jerome
November 1996
Nature;11/7/1996, Vol. 384 Issue 6604, p22
Academic Journal
Provides background and analysis of a paper by Anatoly Snigirev and others that may help scientists develop a refractive lens, the X-ray equivalent of conventional optics for visible light. Intense submicrometer X-ray beams; The construction of electron-storage-ring X-ray sources in Europe; The potential for information about the atomic and electronic structure of systems of chemical, biological, and technological interests; The paper in the November 7, 1996 issue of `Nature.'


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