Three-dimensional near-surface imaging of chirality domains with circularly polarized X-rays

Hiroyuki Ohsumi, Akihisa Tokuda, Soshi Takeshita, Masaki Takata, Motohiro Suzuki, Naomi Kawamura, Yusuke Kousaka, Jun Akimitsu, Taka Hisa Arima

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Imaging of chirality domains: Resonant circularly polarized X-ray diffraction distinguishes crystalline enantiomers (see picture). Control of the penetration depth and microfocusing of X-rays leads to a new visualization technique of the three-dimensional chirality-domain morphology, providing support to the increasing demand for the improvement of inorganic chiral crystal engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8718-8721
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 12
Externally publishedYes


  • X-ray diffraction
  • analytical methods
  • chirality
  • scanning probe microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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