IKBFU’s X-Ray Optics Laboratory studies innovative polymer X-ray microlenses

17 April 2018
On March 28, the IKBFU’s X-Ray Optics Laboratory teamed up with Moscow State University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials to study innovative polymer X-ray microlenses. Part of the ‘Studying new Polymer Lenses, using X-ray Ptychography and Microscopy’ project, the study was carried out in Grenoble at one of the world’s most cutting-edge synchrotron facilities – the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

The joint effort contributed to a series of successful collaborations between the teams led by Prof Anatoly Snigirev (IKBFU) and Prof Andrey Fedyanin (MSU).

Petr Ershov, Research Fellow at the X-Ray Optics Laboratory.
‘Our collaboration is an important step towards compact and high-resolution X-ray microscopes. The challenging problem of fabricating micro-optics, which is being solved at the Laboratory of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, is of great practical import. Although refractive X-Ray optics has been developing for over twenty years, it has not achieved the theoretical resolution or sophistication. We believe that our work will lead to a breakthrough in approaching the theoretical limits.’

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