We have demonstrated dark-field imaging using a full-field hard x-ray microscope by using a custom capillary-based condenser. The condenser provides illumination with a numeric aperture about 3-mrad with high efficiency. This high illumination angle allows full-resolution imaging using a 50 nm hard x-ray zone plate. The zeroth order beam from the condenser is well out of the zoneplate range - which allows a high signal-to-noise ratio in the image plane. Small particles with high scattering power, such as colloidal gold markers used in biology are well-suited for dark-field imaging. Combining with high brightness source from NSRRC BL01B, the dark field image can be acquired within several minutes with high contrast ratio. In this paper, the dark field image of IC and the zoneplate defect will be demonstrated and studied in different energy under dark field mode.
Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics, Components, and Applications
【关键词】transmission X-ray microscope;dark field;contrast;