Feature article: Coherent X-ray Diffraction Imaging (Nov. 2007)

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In the article "Coherent X-ray scattering and lensless imaging at the European XFEL Facility" the scientific case, requirements and the possible realization of the coherent X-ray diffraction imaging experiments at the European XFEL Facility are discussed in detail.

Coherent X-ray Diffraction Imaging (CXDI) is a rapidly advancing form of lensless microscopy. The phase information of the diffraction pattern is embedded in a sufficiently sampled coherent diffraction pattern. Appling advanced computational methods based on iterative algorithms this diffraction pattern can be inverted to produce an image of a sample with diffraction limited resolution. It is natural and highly attractive to use fully coherent X-ray beams produced by X-ray Free-Electron Lasers (XFEL) for imaging nanoscale materials, magnetic domains and biological samples.

(J. Synchrotron Rad. (2007). 14, 453-470)

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