Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Microsc. 2000 Jan;197(Pt 1):80-93.

Soft X-ray microscopy with a cryo scanning transmission X-ray microscope: II. Tomography.

Author information

  • 1Department of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800, USA.

Abstract

Using a cryo scanning transmission X-ray microscope (Maser, et al. (2000) Soft X-ray microscopy with a cryo scanning transmission X-ray microscope: I. Instrumentation, imaging and spectroscopy. J. Microsc. 197, 68-79), we have obtained tomographic data-sets of frozen hydrated mouse 3T3 fibroblasts. The ice thickess was several micrometres throughout the reconstruction volume, precluding cryo electron tomography. Projections were acquired within the depth of focus of the focusing optics, and the three-dimensional reconstruction was obtained using an algebraic reconstruction technique. In this first demonstration, 100 nm lateral and 250 nm longitudinal resolution was obtained in images of unlabelled cells, with potential for substantial further gains in resolution. Future efforts towards tomography of spectroscopically highlighted subcellular components in whole cells are discussed.

PMID:
10620151
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk