Production of reflection point sources for hard X-ray gabor holography

Sadao Aoki, Norio Watanabe, Takuji Ohigashi, Hiroki Yokosuka, Yoshio Suzuki, Akihisa Takeuchi, Hidekazu Takano

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The production of point X-ray sources for hard X-rays of approximately 8 keV is proposed and their application to Gabor holography is examined. Small X-ray sources less than, 100 nm in diameter are obtained by total reflection from a limited surface area at grazing incidence. A microstrip plated with heavy metal on a glass plate is used for a one-dimensional small X-ray source and crossed glass rods for a two-dimensional X-ray source. A virtual source width smaller than approximately 80 nm is demonstrated. Young's X-ray interference fringes are obtained using beams reflected from two microstrips. Gabor X-ray holograms of a gold wire and a diatom are recorded with a virtual point source and their reconstructed images are numerically obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-421
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number1 A
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Grazing Incidence
  • Hard X-ray
  • Holography
  • Mirror
  • Point source
  • Total reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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