A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has developed the new “multilayer Laue lens”. This lens focuses high-energy X-rays so tightly they can detect objects as small as 15 nanometers in size and is in principle capable of focusing to well below 10 nanometers. This approach doubles the resolution over existing lenses, and future advancements could increase resolution by 10 times.
From left to right: Bing Shi, Lahsen Assoufid, Brian Stephenson, Jörg Maser, Chian Liu, Lisa Gades.
Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory