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ISSN: 1600-5775

January 2008 issue

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Cover illustration: Detail of `Christ as the Man of Sorrows', also known as the `Norfolk tryptich' (early 15th Century, oil on panel, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam) (see Krug, Porra, Coan, Wallert, Dik, Coerdt, Bravin, Elyyan, Reischig, Helfen and Baumbach, pages 55-61). Radiography revealed a wooden inlay in the panel, behind which a compartment is suspected. Thus, the altarpiece may contain a hidden relic.

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research papers

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 1-7
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507048492
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The thermal contact conductance of a real indirect-cooling instrument at SPring-8 has been quantitatively estimated by comparing the results of experiments with those of finite-element analyses.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 8-11
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507044858
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A new type of internally cooled V-shaped inclined monochromator for high heat load is proposed.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 12-18
doi: 10.1107/S090904950705340X
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The design and performance results of a novel ultra-high-vacuum artificial channel-cut monochromator (ACCM) are presented. An in-vacuum driven sine-bar is employed for the combined pitch motion of the two crystals. The ACCM delivers a highly uniform beam resulting in improved brilliance preservation.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 19-25
doi: 10.1107/S090904950704753X
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The time evolution of multilayer reflectivity owing to interaction of femtosecond pulses of a soft X-ray free-electron laser is presented. The difference in response of periodic multilayers with low and high absorption and various numbers of multilayer periods is analyzed.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 26-35
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507047966
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Using the scanning transmission X-ray microscope at BESSY II, colloidal structures from a Chernozem soil have been studied with a spatial resolution around 60 nm and a spectral resolution of 1700 at the K-absorption edge of carbon.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 36-42
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507045761
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The feasibility of applying synchrotron radiation to the morphological study of early-stage lung cancer has been investigated.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 43-49
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507046250
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The design and performance characteristics of new compact and light-weight X-ray detectors designed for the Diamond powder diffraction beamline I11 are presented.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 50-54
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507055884
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This paper describes a scheme utilizing a set of low-cost and compact Kirkpatrick–Baez mirrors for upgrading the optical system of the Taiwan Inelastic X-ray Scattering beamline at SPring-8 for high-pressure experiments using diamond-anvil cells. The scheme as implemented improves the focus to 13 µm × 16 µm with transmission of up to 72%.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 55-61
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507045438
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X-ray radiography is a common tool for the study of old master paintings. This paper presents synchroton-based imaging techniques that enable three-dimensional imaging of paint layers and their substructure.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 62-73
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507048893
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Using detailed simulation and analytical models, the exposure time is estimated for serial crystallography, where hydrated laser-aligned proteins are sprayed across a continuous synchrotron beam.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 74-85
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507044937
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Principles, radiobiological mechanisms and results of different anti-glioma applications of synchrotron radiation are reviewed and compared.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 86-90
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507055720
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Synchrotron radiation diffraction data were collected from hydroxyapatite–carbon nanotube bioceramic composites to determine the crystallite size and to measure changes in non-uniform strain. Increasing the amount of carbon nanotubes in the composite has increased the strain in the material, which is undesirable for biomedical implant applications.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 91-95
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507047486
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Bond cutting of Alq3 by doped Cs atoms occurs at high Cs concentration in a Cs-doped Alq3 layer.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 96-99
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507045013
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The correlation between the microscopic lattice plane curvature and the dislocation structure in thermal warpage of 200 mm-diameter Czochralski Si (001) wafers has been investigated using high-resolution X-ray diffractometry and topography.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 100-105
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507046237
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Experimental results on in-line phase-contrast imaging using a synchrotron source for pyrocarbon-coated ZrO2 and pyrocarbon-coated Al2O3 microsphere objects required in material science applications are discussed, and the advantages of phase-contrast images are discussed in terms of contrast and resolution; a comparison is made with absorption images.

short communications

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 106-108
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507047711
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A new type of beam-shaping condenser lens for full-field transmission X-ray microscopy has been designed and fabricated to produce a square-shaped intense flat-top illumination on the sample.

book reviews

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 109-110
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507052521

current events

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 111-114
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507066332

notes for authors

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2008). 15, 115-120
doi: 10.1107/S0909049507053277
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