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 19 June 2018

The Scanning Four Bounce Monochromator for Beamline I20 at the Diamond Light Source

The scanning four bounce monochromator that offer an unprecedented level of stability in the incident beam energy resolution and calibration has been developed for a flagship spectroscopy beamline at Diamond Light Source.

Accepted 19 June 2018

Time-resolved in-situ tomography for the analysis of evolving metal foam granulates

Setup for time-resolved in-situ tomography with up to 25 tomographies per second is implemented at the EDDI beamline, BESSY II, Germany. The capabilities of the methods are demonstrated by analysing the foaming behaviour of a metallic foam granulate.

Accepted 14 June 2018

A biological perspective towards a standard for information exchange and reporting in XAS

An X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) data-reporting format is developed and its inclusion as standard supporting information in biological XAS publications is proposed. The aim of this text-based data-reporting XIF (XAFS information file) file format is to develop a consistent protocol for XAS data collection, analysis and interpretation, and, optionally, for sharing reference and reported data.

Accepted 12 June 2018

High-power-load DCLM monochromator for a computed tomography program at BMIT at energies of 25–150 keV

A wide-beam and high-power-load, in-vacuum, DCLM monochromator: design objectives and operational challenges.

Accepted 6 June 2018

HAXPES beamline PES-BL14 at the Indus-2 synchrotron radiation source

Accepted 3 June 2018

Defect engineering by synchrotron radiation X-rays in CeO2 nanocrystals

An alternative defect engineering approach has been developed that is based on the effects of radiation damage caused by synchrotron X-ray irradiation.

Accepted 30 May 2018

Direct information retrieval after three-dimensional reconstruction in grating-based X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography

Accepted 29 May 2018

Steps towards XAFS beamline automation and remote access

Remote access to XAFS beamlines is an attractive option to reduce costs and provide an access route for educational and collaborative purposes. Any degree of automation of the operations, even if partial and limited to routine procedures, allows simplification of the remote user interface with significant improvement in the overall beamline efficiency. Here, some useful steps towards achieving this goal are introduced and the experience in this regard at the XAFS beamlines at LNLS and Diamond is described.

Accepted 28 May 2018

Improving the detection efficiency and modulation transfer function of lens-coupled indirect X-ray imaging detectors based on point spread functions simulated according to lens performance parameters

A geometric optical imaging method was established to simulate the lens-coupled X-ray imaging detector's point spread functions in the focus process according to performance parameters. The calculated point spread function was applied in deconvolution to improve the quality of blurred images caused by the thickness of the scintillator when using a thicker scintillator to improve the detection efficiency.

Accepted 28 May 2018

Smaller capillaries improve the small-angle X-ray scattering signal and sample consumption for biomacromolecular solutions

Sample exposure cells of small-angle X-ray scattering instruments often utilize cylindrical capillaries where the diameter, or path length, is typically selected to balance between scattering and absorption. Here it is demonstrated that, for radiation-sensitive solution samples, using capillaries with a diameter smaller than the optimal path length in combination with continuous sample flow improves the quality of the scattering signal for a given quantity of material.

Accepted 24 May 2018

Elemental fingerprinting of mineral species in iron-fortified milk: anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering and resonant soft X-ray scattering studies

The advantages, challenges and limitations of two complementary techniques – resonant soft X-ray scattering and anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering – are presented, using iron-fortified milk as an example.

Accepted 8 May 2018

Synchrotron Methods for Energy Materials. X-ray Studies on Electrochemical Systems

Accepted 26 April 2018

Dual-polarity pulse processing and analysis for charge-loss correction in cadmium–zinc–telluride pixel detectors

Charge losses at the inter-pixel gap are typical drawbacks in cadmium–zinc–telluride pixel detectors. New techniques, based on the time coincidence analysis of both the positive and negative pulses, were applied to correct the charge losses near the inter-pixel region.

Accepted 26 April 2018

Atmospheric coherent X-ray diffraction imaging for in situ structural analysis at SPring-8 Hyogo beamline BL24XU

A coherent X-ray diffraction imaging (CXDI) system for structural analysis under atmospheric conditions has been constructed at SPring-8 Hyogo beamline BL24XU. This article reports on the current status of the atmospheric CXDI system, including an attempt towards in situ investigation of structural changes in materials under controlled humidity.

Accepted 20 April 2018

XUV double-pulses with femtosecond to 650 ps separation from a multilayer-mirror-based split-and-delay unit at FLASH

In order to probe the complex dynamics of light–matter interaction on all relevant time scales, a multilayer-mirror-based long-range split-and-delay unit was installed as a part of the CAMP end-station at the FLASH free-electron laser in Hamburg.

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