Soft X-ray microscopy with a cryo scanning transmission X-ray microscope: II. Tomography

Y. Wang, C. Jacobsen*, J. Maser, A. Osanna

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Abstract

Using a cryo scanning transmission X-ray microscope (Maser, et al. (2000) Soft X-ray microscopy with a cryo scanning transmission X-ray microscope: I. Instrumentation, imaging and spectroscopy. J. Microsc. 197, 68-79), we have obtained tomographic data-sets of frozen hydrated mouse 3T3 fibroblasts. The ice thickess was several micrometres throughout the reconstruction volume, precluding cryo electron tomography. Projections were acquired within the depth of focus of the focusing optics, and the three- dimensional reconstruction was obtained using an algebraic reconstruction technique. In this first demonstration, 100 nm lateral and 250 nm longitudinal resolution was obtained in images of unlabelled cells, with potential for substantial further gains in resolution. Future efforts towards tomography of spectroscopically highlighted subcellular components in whole cells are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-93
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Volume197
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Frozen hydrated
  • Soft X-ray microscopy
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Tomography
  • Zone plates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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