A “water window” tomography based on a laser-plasma double-stream gas-puff target soft X-ray source

Przemysław Wojciech Wachulak , Alfio Torrisi , Wojciech Krauze , Andrzej Bartnik , Jerzy Kostecki , Maria Maisano , Maria Teresa Sciortino , Henryk Fiedorowicz


A desktop laser-plasma double-stream gas-puff target soft X-ray (SXR) source, operating in the so-called “water window” spectral range (λ = 2.3–4.4 nm) was successfully employed to acquire 3D tomographic images in transmission mode, using a Fresnel zone-plate microscope. The microscope, operating at the He-like nitrogen spectral line, 2.88-nm wavelength, allows acquiring 3D SXR volumetric reconstructions with a resolution of a few microns. The development of a compact system offers the possibility to obtain 3D reconstructed images in relatively short time and in a laboratory environment, without the involvement of large “photon facilities”, such as synchrotrons or free electron lasers, however, with the modest volume resolution at this point. The possibility to obtain three-dimensional images in the SXR wavelength range using a compact, laser-plasma based system may be useful for material and life sciences, where it is required to visualize small features of the samples in 3D that are not visible with a single 2D image. Details about the equipment and the setup constructions as well as some imaged samples will be presented and discussed.
Author Przemysław Wojciech Wachulak - [Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego (WAT)]
Przemysław Wojciech Wachulak,,
- Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego
, Alfio Torrisi - [Nuclear Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v. v. i.]
Alfio Torrisi,,
, Wojciech Krauze (FM / IMPh)
Wojciech Krauze,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Andrzej Bartnik - [Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna]
Andrzej Bartnik,,
, Jerzy Kostecki - [Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna]
Jerzy Kostecki,,
, Maria Maisano - [Università degli Studi di Messina]
Maria Maisano,,
, Maria Teresa Sciortino
Maria Teresa Sciortino,,
, Henryk Fiedorowicz - [Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna]
Henryk Fiedorowicz,,
Journal seriesApplied Physics B- Lasers and Optics, ISSN 0946-2171
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3100 General Physics and Astronomy; 3101 Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00340-019-7183-2
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 16-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 3; WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.89; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.769 (2) - 2018=1.739 (5)
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