Compact soft X-ray microscope Extremely compact unit compared with Synchrotron Radiation facility
Monochromatic soft X-ray for imaging living cells is generally generated at the
Synchrotron Radiation facility such as Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the
University of California, Berkeley equipped with 200m diameter ring type accelerator.
Largest facility, SPring8, has inner diameter as large as 400m as above.
Allied Lasers Inc.’s water window soft X-ray microscope can provide soft X-ray for imaging not only for biological but also for organic materials.