This work was supported by the MEXT of Japan through a grant-in-aid for exploratory research (grant number 19654046). This work was performed at BL39XU in SPring-8 with the approval of the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) (proposal numbers 2009A1607, 2009B1586). We acknowledge Y. Nakao, T. Yokobori and H. Matsui for their help in the synchrotron radiation experiment. We also thank S. Tardif for comments regarding a draft of this manuscript.
Three-Dimensional Near-Surface Imaging of Chirality Domains with Circularly Polarized X-rays†
Article first published online: 1 JUL 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 33, pages 8718–8721, August 12, 2013
How to Cite
Ohsumi, H., Tokuda, A., Takeshita, S., Takata, M., Suzuki, M., Kawamura, N., Kousaka, Y., Akimitsu, J. and Arima, T.-h. (2013), Three-Dimensional Near-Surface Imaging of Chirality Domains with Circularly Polarized X-rays . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 8718–8721. doi: 10.1002/anie.201303023
- Issue published online: 8 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 1 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 APR 2013
- MEXT of Japan. Grant Number: 19654046
- analytical methods;
- scanning probe microscopy;
- X-ray diffraction
Imaging of chirality domains: Resonant circularly polarized X-ray diffraction distinguishes crystalline enantiomers (see picture). Control of the penetration depth and microfocusing of X-rays leads to a new visualization technique of the three-dimensional chirality-domain morphology, providing support to the increasing demand for the improvement of inorganic chiral crystal engineering.