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June 30th, 2005

A Sharper Focus for Soft x-rays

Abstract:
Progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology depends not only on examining the surfaces of things but on seeing deep inside biological organisms and material structures to identify what they're made of — and what electronic, magnetic, optical, and chemical processes may be in play.

Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X‑Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nanometers, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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