23 May 1997 X-ray imaging of living cells
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Proceedings Volume 2983, Functional Imaging and Optical Manipulation of Living Cells; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.274326
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
X-ray images of living cells were obtained by using a flash contact x-ray microscope system. The system consists of a high power laser (grass laser or KrF laser) for producing a plasma as an x-ray source, a small vacuum chamber, and a sample holder with a metal target for making plasma. The x- ray images were recorded on an x-ray sensitive layer on a silicon wafer. After chemical development x-ray images on the x-ray sensitive layers were read out by using an atomic force microscope. The performance of the system is demonstrated by presenting x-ray images of unicellular microorganisms, bacteria and skeletal muscle fibers. The intracellular structures were visible in some cases. For laboratory use a flash contact table-top x-ray microscopy is improved using a table-scaled YAG laser. The table-top systems showed good performance comparing to that of the x- ray microscope system with high power laser. These results indicate that the table-top x-ray microscope is a powerful instrumentation for the observation of living cells.
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Toshikazu Majima, Toshikazu Majima, Hideaki Shimizu, Hideaki Shimizu, Toshihisa Tomie, Toshihisa Tomie, Eisuke Miura, Eisuke Miura, Toshihiko Kanayama, Toshihiko Kanayama, Masahiro Yamada, Masahiro Yamada, "X-ray imaging of living cells", Proc. SPIE 2983, Functional Imaging and Optical Manipulation of Living Cells, (23 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274326; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.274326


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