Argonne National Laboratory

Coherent Diffractive Imaging in Living Color

August 1, 2011

Exactly 150 years after the first color photograph was produced, scientists have devised a way of employing the full spectrum of colors from synchrotron and free-electron laser x radiation to image nanometer-sized subjects with unprecedented clarity and speed, and in three dimensions. This new research technique is expected to improve imaging on the nanoscale in the quest for advances in pharmaceutical development and new materials for next-generation technologies. The researchers, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science (The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory used the Argonne X-ray Science Division 2-ID-B X-ray beamline at the Advanced Photon Source to develop this new technique, dubbed "polyCDI." More ยป