Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

Volume 13, Part 2 (March 2006)



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[Cover illustration] Cover illustration: Top left: Micro-pin array used in modern gas-filled detectors (see Smith et al., pp. 172-179), rare examples of fully custom-made detectors for synchrotron applications. New developments, such as this micro-pin array, dramatically increase the performance of gas-filled detectors, keeping them very competitive for many applications. Top right: PILATUS 1M hybrid pixel detector developed by the PSI/SLS group (see Broennimann et al., pp. 120-130). This represents a large step forward towards a large-area fine-grained counting detector. Bottom left: Multi-element avalanche photodiode detector developed by Hamamutsu and SPring-8 (see Baron et al, pp. 131-142). A step towards area detectors with nanosecond timing resolution. Bottom right: DEPFET structure developed by the MPI group in Munich (see Lutz, pp. 99-109). The detector allows for construction of large areas with excellent energy-resolving capabilities.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 97-98  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049506004274 ]

Introduction to the Special Issue on Detectors

H. Graafsma

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 99-109  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049506002214 ]

Silicon drift and pixel devices for X-ray imaging and spectroscopy

G. Lutz

Synopsis: Starting from the basic photon detection process in semiconductors, the function, principles and properties of sophisticated silicon detectors are discussed.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 110-119  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049505028529 ]

Analog pixel array detectors

A. Ercan, M. W. Tate and S. M. Gruner

Synopsis: Various integrating pixel array detectors are described for time-resolved X-ray experiments.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 120-130  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049505038665 ]

The PILATUS 1M detector

Ch. Broennimann, E. F. Eikenberry, B. Henrich, R. Horisberger, G. Huelsen, E. Pohl, B. Schmitt, C. Schulze-Briese, M. Suzuki, T. Tomizaki, H. Toyokawa and A. Wagner

Synopsis: The PILATUS 1M detector is a hybrid pixel array detector with over one million pixels operating in single photon counting mode. Crystallographic experiments were performed with the detector and a refined electron density map from a biological crystal could be demonstrated.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 131-142  [ doi:10.1107/S090904950503431X ]

Silicon avalanche photodiodes for direct detection of X-rays

A. Q. R. Baron, S. Kishimoto, J. Morse and J.-M. Rigal

Synopsis: Fast X-ray detection with silicon avalanche photodiodes is reviewed, including discussion of high-rate behavior, time resolution and pulse-height distributions. Tables comparing different devices and array devices are included, and several devices, including arrays, are discussed in detail, as well as one package system.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 143-150  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049505033339 ]

Semiconductor materials and radiation detection

A. Owens

Synopsis: The current progress and limitations of using compound semiconductor materials as radiation detection media are reviewed.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 151-158  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049505032097 ]

CVD diamond-based semi-transparent beam-position monitors for synchrotron beamlines: preliminary studies and device developments at CEA/Saclay

P. Bergonzo, D. Tromson and C. Mer

Synopsis: Synthetic diamond, as a low-Z semiconductive material, is a very promising material for the fabrication of thin detectors that can be permanently inserted in beamlines for beam metrology applications. Recent developments conducted at CEA-Saclay in Paris are presented.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 159-171  [ doi:10.1107/S090904950504197X ]

Cryogenic X-ray detectors for synchrotron science

S. Friedrich

Synopsis: Cryogenic detectors operated at temperatures below 1 K offer much higher energy resolution than conventional Ge or Si(Li) detectors, and much higher sensitivity than grating spectrometers. This article reviews current cryogenic detector technologies in the context of the synchrotron-based science they enable, with an emphasis placed on superconducting tunnel junctions because of their high count-rate capabilities.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 172-179  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049505033923 ]

Gas-based detectors for synchrotron radiation

G. C. Smith

Synopsis: A detailed description of gas-filled detectors for X-ray detection and imaging is given, including optimized position resolution, linearity, counting rate and examples of applications.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 180-194  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049506000550 ]

Recent developments in X-ray imaging with micrometer spatial resolution

T. Martin and A. Koch

Synopsis: X-ray detectors with a spatial resolution in the micrometer and submicrometer range have been developed at the synchrotron radiation sources for microtomography applications. The detectors consist of a scintillator, a light microscopy optic and a charge-coupled device.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 195-203  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049505034278 ]

Characterization of X-ray area detectors for synchrotron beamlines

C. Ponchut

Synopsis: A general methodology for the imaging characterization of X-ray area detectors for synchrotron beamlines is reviewed. It consists of defining a set of measurement tools applicable to most of the area detectors installed on beamlines, and aims at producing homogeneous characterization data regardless of the detector type.

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research papers


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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 204-210  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049506002846 ]

Multilayer X-ray optics at CHESS

A. Kazimirov, D.-M. Smilgies, Q. Shen, X. Xiao, Q. Hao, E. Fontes, D. H. Bilderback, S. M. Gruner, Y. Platonov and V. V. Martynov

Synopsis: An overview of recent developments in multilayer optics at CHESS, covering high-resolution multilayers, small d-spacing multilayers, wide-bandpass optics and multilayers on CVD SiC substrates.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 211-215  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049505042664 ]

A cryogenically stabilized meV-monochromator for hard X-rays

T. S. Toellner, A. Alatas, A. Said, D. Shu, W. Sturhahn and J. Zhao

Synopsis: A cryogenically stabilized meV-monochromator mitigates thermally induced deficiencies and demonstrates significantly improved performance over room-temperature designs.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 216-220  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049506001622 ]

Development of a scanning tunneling microscope for in situ experiments with a synchrotron radiation hard-X-ray microbeam

A. Saito, J. Maruyama, K. Manabe, K. Kitamoto, K. Takahashi, K. Takami, M. Yabashi, Y. Tanaka, D. Miwa, M. Ishii, Y. Takagi, M. Akai-Kasaya, S. Shin, T. Ishikawa, Y. Kuwahara and M. Aono

Synopsis: A scanning tunneling microscope for in situ experiments under the irradiation of a highly brilliant hard-X-ray microbeam has been developed. Scanning tunneling microscopy images were successfully obtained at atomic resolution and a modification of the tip-current spectra was obtained for Ge nano-islands on a clean Si(111) surface by changing the incident photon energy across the Ge absorption edge.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 221-224  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049505040562 ]

A new approach to measuring high-resolution magnetic Compton profiles

H. Kawata, H. Sakurai, N. Shiotani and Y. Watanabe

Synopsis: A new approach to measuring high-resolution magnetic Compton profiles is proposed and is proved to be workable.

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J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 225  [ doi:10.1107/S0909049506004808 ]

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