Optica Acta

Laser x-ray microscopy

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Soft X-ray contact microscopy has been performed using a shortlived laser-produced plasma as the X-ray source. Single-shot exposures have been recorded in X-ray photoresists, for both dried and in vivo conditions using the high-power Nd: Glass and KrF excimer laser systems, available at the SERC Central Laser Facility. The short exposure times of 1 ns and 30 ns respectively allow latent images of the specimens to be recorded before the onset of radiation damage. © 1986 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.