forthcoming articles

The following articles are a selection of those recently accepted for publication in Journal of Synchrotron Radiation.

See also Forthcoming articles in all IUCr journals.

Accepted 21 March 2019

Focus characterization of the NanoMAX KB system

Using an X-ray waveguide, the focal spot size and coherence properties of the NanoMAX Kirkpatrick-Baez mirror system has been measured.

Accepted 19 March 2019

Operation of X-ray Gas Monitors at European XFEL

This paper describes the installation, commissioning, and operation of X-ray Gas Monitors at European XFEL, which measure non-invasively single-shot pulse energies and averagebeam positions.

Accepted 18 March 2019

FORTE – a multipurpose high-vacuum diffractometer for tender X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy at the SIRIUS beamline of Synchrotron SOLEIL


Accepted 14 March 2019

Multimodal X-ray imaging of grain-level properties and performance in a polycrystalline solar cell


Accepted 13 March 2019

xcalib: a focal spot calibrator for intense X-ray free-electron laser pulses based on the charge state distributions of light atoms

The xcalib toolkit has been developed to calibrate the spatial fluence distribution at the focal spot of an intense X-ray free-electron laser beam. The method is based on an automated optimization procedure that compares experimental charge state distributions with first-principles calculations.

Accepted 13 March 2019

Commissioning of a photoelectron spectrometer for soft X-ray photon diagnostics at European XFEL

The paper describes commissioning and first operation of an angle resolved Photoelectron Spectrometer for non-invasive shot-to-shot diagnostics for photon energy and polarization at the European XFEL soft X-ray beamline SASE3.

Accepted 11 March 2019

A convolutional neural network for fast upsampling of undersampled tomograms in X-ray CT time-series using a representative highly sampled tomogram

A convolutional neural network has been designed to quickly and accurately upscale the sinograms of X-ray tomograms captured with a low number of projections, effectively increasing the number of projections. This is particularly useful for tomograms that are part of a time-series as, in order to capture fast-occurring temporal events, tomograms have to be collected quickly, requiring a low number of projections. The upscaling process is facilitated using a single tomogram with a high number of projections for training, which is usually captured at the end or the beginning of the time-series when capturing the tomogram quickly is no longer needed.

Accepted 11 March 2019

Wavefront-propagation simulations supporting the design of a time-delay compensating monochromator beamline at FLASH2


Accepted 9 March 2019

Characterizing transmissive diamond gratings as beam splitters for the hard X-ray single-shot spectrometer of the European XFEL

Grating structures with 150 nm pitches were fabricated on free-standing CVD diamond membranes supported by a silicon frame. The efficiencies and structural homogeneity of the gratings were measured with synchrotron X-rays at different photon energies.

Accepted 20 February 2019

Probing the spatial coherence of wide X-ray beams with Fresnel mirrors at BL25SU of SPring-8

A Fresnel-mirror-based optical system was constructed to determine the degree of spatial coherence at the soft X-ray beamline of SPring-8. The spatial coherence properties in the horizontal and vertical directions were measured with a transverse range of larger than 1 mm.

Accepted 18 February 2019

Nature of cobalt species during the in situ sulfurization of Co(Ni)Mo/Al2O3 hydro­desulfurization catalysts

From 1s X-ray absorption and 1s3p resonant inelastic X-ray scattering, the valence, coordination and symmetry of cobalt ions were tracked in two cobalt-promoted molybdenum oxide precursors of the hydro­desulfurization catalyst system.

Accepted 11 February 2019

Pump–probe experimental methodology at the Linac Coherent Light Source

Techniques developed at LCLS to make optical laser pump–X-ray probe experiments both robust and easy to implement at ultrafast X-ray free-electron lasers are presented.


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