TITLE

Elemental imaging of biological specimens using a z pinch

AUTHOR(S)
Weinberg, Irving N.; Fisher, Amnon
PUB. DATE
November 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/15/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p1116
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A small scale (5 kJ stored electrical energy) gas puff z-pinch device has been used as an intense tunable flash x-ray source for high-resolution (15-nm spatial resolution) contact microscopy of unstained biological specimens. The selection of gas injected into the device to form the plasma determined the radiated spectrum. When the gas was varied, areas of different chemical composition within the specimens were selectively imaged.
ACCESSION #
9818468

 

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