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Imaging light atoms by X-ray holography

Nature volume 407, page 38 (07 September 2000) | Download Citation

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We demonstrate here the imaging of light atoms by hard X-ray holography. Using intense synchrotron radiation for the excitation, the oxygen and nickel atoms in a nickel oxide sample are imaged in three dimensions with high resolution inside a volume of about 1,000 cubic ångströms. These remarkable characteristics mean that X-ray holography bridges the gap between diffraction, which relies on long-range order, and extended X-ray absorption fine structure, which gives information on the local environment of atoms.

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  1. *Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, 1525 Budapest, PO Box 49, Hungary

    • Miklós Tegze
    •  & Gyula Faigel
  2. †Service de Physique des Matériaux et Microstructures, Département de Recherche Fondamentale sur la Matière Condensée, CEA Grenoble, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble, France

    • Stefano Marchesini
    • , Michel Belakhovsky
    •  & Olivier Ulrich

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