Osanna, Soft x-ray microscopy with a cryo scanning transmission x-ray microscope
The Cryo Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscope
(Cryo STXM 1) is the only instrument that images fully hydrated biological and soft-matter specimens with 50-nm resolution.
A Ge star-shaped pattern was imaged at a synchrotron with a scanning transmission x-ray microscope
. Nineteen high resolution projection images of 200X200 pixels were tomographically reconstructed into a three-dimensional image.
The popular instruments of choice have been scanning electron microscopes (SEM), scanning transmission x-ray microscopes
(STXM) and transmission/scanning transmission electron microscope (TEM/STEM).