Max Planck Group Invents 3D-Nanoprinted Polymer Lenses for X-ray Microscopes

Published by , October 19, 2018 1:24 pm

(3Ders.org) The Modern Magnetic Systems and Physical Intelligence departments at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have found a new and less-expensive 3D-printing method for making 3D Kinoforms, converging lenses that are able to efficiently focus X-rays. They found that femtosecond two-photon 3D nanoprinting is the best method to fabricate this diffractive X-ray optic.
The new technique allows them to manufacture each single lens under a minute with extremely favorable X-ray optical properties, reducing the costs of prototyping and manufacturing. The scientists have filed a patent for their invention.

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