Zone-plate X-ray microscopy

Chris Jacobsen*, Malcolm Howells, Tony Warwick

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


Fresnel zone Fresnelzone plate plates are the most commonly used optic in x-ray microscopes. Following a short discussion of historical developments, the properties of zone plates are outlined, along with the microscope systems that employ them. A number of applications of x-ray microscopes are then surveyed, including in biology, environmental science, and materials science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Handbooks
Number of pages60
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Handbooks
ISSN (Print)2522-8692
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8706


  • Cryo microscopy
  • Fresnel zone plates
  • Trace element mapping
  • X-ray fluorescence
  • X-ray microscopy
  • X-ray tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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