Graduate Exam Abstract

Sergio Carbajo

M.S. Final

December 15, 2011, 4 pm

Engineering E103

Single-shot Flash Imaging Using a Compact Soft X-Ray Microscope

Abstract: The visualization of nanoscale dynamics in real- space can significantly contribute to the understanding of nanoscale processes and to accelerate the development of new nanodevices. Bright flashes of soft x-ray (SXR) light make it possible to freeze nanoscale motion by acquiring single-shot images with nanometer spatial resolution. Compact SXR lasers operating in the gain-saturated regime have opened the opportunity to probe the dynamics of nanoscale phenomena through single-shot full-field image acquisitions on a table-top. This thesis discusses the use of a compact SXR microscope operating at wavelength of 46.9 nm in the visualization of a magnetic nanoprobe perturbed motion by stray magnetic fields. This demonstrations comprises the first recording in real-space of movies of nanoscale dynamic interactions.

Adviser: Carmen S. Menoni
Co-Adviser: N/A
Non-ECE Member: Alan Van Orden
Member 3: N/A
Addional Members: Mario C. Marconi, Jorge J. Rocca, Diego Krapf,N/A


Program of Study:
ECE 404
ECE 441
ECE 504
ECE 546
ECE 574
ECE 526
ECE 513
ECE 650