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ISSN: 1600-5775

November 2004 issue

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Cover illustration: Magnetic speckle pattern obtained using coherent soft X-ray resonant magnetic scattering from a FePd thin film with periodic magnetic stripe domains, see Chesnel, van der Laan, Livet, Beutier, Marty, Belakhovsky, Haznar and Collins, pages 469-475. The inset shows the enlarged image of the speckle pattern of the magnetic satellite at the left hand side.

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research papers

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 447-455
doi: 10.1107/S0909049504024835
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Three near-identical protein crystallography beamlines with a single 6 T peak field superconducting dipole bend magnet as the source have been built at the 1.9 GeV Advanced Light Source. The design and performance of this new facility is described.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 456-461
doi: 10.1107/S090904950402093X
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Fast X-ray area detectors based on the combination of a fast CCD camera with an X-ray image intensifier or with a high-resolution detector have been developed at SPring-8.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 462-468
doi: 10.1107/S0909049504019272

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 469-475
doi: 10.1107/S090904950402309X
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An FePd thin film sample with periodic magnetic stripe domains has been measured with coherent soft x-ray resonant magnetic scattering in reflection geometry. Short exposure to a magnetic field gives a strong change in the observed intensity fluctuations in the scattered magnetic speckle pattern, which indicates a large degree of variation between the two patterns taken before and after field exposure.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 476-482
doi: 10.1107/S0909049504024811
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The partial Talbot effect is the self-imaging of some Fourier components of the intensity distribution recorded at specific distances from a periodic object. It provides a convenient quantitative determination of the coherence of the synchrotron radiation beam in the object plane.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 483-489
doi: 10.1107/S090904950402463X
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A general outline of how to perform a light-excited time-resolved diffraction experiment by applying the optical pump/X-ray probe technique is given.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 490-496
doi: 10.1107/S090904950402504X
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SRCD, WAXS and SAXS measured at second-generation synchrotron storage-ring beamlines were used to investigate the structure of a complex of two proteins in solution.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 497-504
doi: 10.1107/S0909049504024641
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A novel design of the electrochemical in situ reaction cell which can be used for different spectroscopic techniques, long-term X-ray experiments on battery electrodes materials during the lithium-extraction/insertion process, in order to determine the structural perturbations occurring in the system and charge compensation mechanism during cycling.

short communications

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 505-507
doi: 10.1107/S0909049504022873
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The first ever time-resolved SAXS data collected on the ChemMatCARS beamline are presented, to provide an indication of the current beamline capabilities.

letters to the editor

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 508
doi: 10.1107/S0909049504024665
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Correcting for fast-channel dead time is suggested as a means for further improving the accuracy of EXAFS data collected under non-linear conditions.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 509
doi: 10.1107/S0909049504024598
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Responses are made to W. K. Warburton's comments in the previous paper concerning the treatment of EXAFS data taken in the fluorescence mode in non-linear conditions presented earlier.

current events

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2004). 11, 510-511
doi: 10.1107/S0909049504025531
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