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Inline Holography

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Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging welcomes submissions to the new thematic series of the 'Inline Holography'. In many imaging systems the phase of coherent wave functions, or related quantities of partially coherent radiation fields carries important information. In optical microscopes, for example, the phase is related to the local refractive index and thickness of transparent objects or to the topography in reflection. In electron microscopy, the phase of the scattered electron wave can be used to determine electrostatic potential, magnetic field, or strain within the transmitted object. The development of inline holographic approaches aiming at the reconstruction of wave fronts of electrons, photons, or neutrons by techniques that do not rely on interference with an external reference wave, such as focal series reconstruction, ptychography, slope-detecting wave front sensing, etc., has become increasingly popular in recent years. This Thematic series shall highlight recent advances in this field. 

The potential topics include, but are not limited to the following scopes:

  • Wavefront sensing with photons, electrons, and neutrons
  • Quantitative phase imaging
  • Focal series reconstruction
  • Ptychography
  • Diffractive imaging
  • Digital holography

Submission instructions:

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Inline Holography. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions:

31 July 2017 

Lead Guest Editors:

Wouter Van den Broek, Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Physics

Lei Tian, Boston University, College of Engineering

Christoph Koch, Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Physics

Additional Information:

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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