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 29 January 2016

The high-field magnet endstation for X-ray magnetic dichroism experiments at ESRF soft X-ray beamline ID32

The high-field magnet endstation for X-ray magnetic dichroism experiments at the ESRF soft X-ray beamline ID32 is presented.

Accepted 27 January 2016

Compound refractive lenses as prefocusing optics for X-ray FEL radiation

A prefocusing compound refractive lens was implemented for the Matter under Extreme Conditions Instrument at the Linac Coherent Light Source. A significant improvement in the beamline transmission was calculated and observed at 5 keV.

Accepted 21 January 2016

Observation of scissors modes in solid state systems with a SQUID

Accepted 21 January 2016

Analysis and control of the photon beam position at PLS-II

Accepted 21 January 2016

Novel micro-reactor flow cell for investigation of model catalysts using in situ grazing-incidence X-ray scattering

The design and performance of a novel micro-reactor in situ flow cell permitting investigation of model catalysts with grazing-incidence small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering is presented.

Accepted 19 January 2016

FDMX: extended X-ray absorption fine structure calculations using the finite difference method

Accepted 19 January 2016

Temperature-dependent EXAFS study of the local structure and lattice dynamics in cubic Y2O3

The evolution of the local atomic structure of cubic yttria is followed upon temperature increase using Y K-edge X-ray absorption fine structure analysis, complemented with advanced modelling approaches (classical molecular dynamics, reverse Monte Carlo and evolutionary algorithm methods).

Accepted 18 January 2016

Visualization of microvasculature and thrombi by X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography in hepatocellular carcinoma

Phase-contrast computed tomography provides an accurate morphologic description of microvasculature and thrombi in the hepatocellular carcinoma tissues and has the potential to distinguish malignant from benign thrombi via density distribution of the thrombi.

Accepted 14 January 2016

Protein crystallography beamline (PX-BL21) at Indus-2 synchrotron

The design and development of the protein crystallography beamline (PX-BL21) at Indus-2 is described, along with some recent results.

Accepted 14 January 2016

The LUCIA beamline at SOLEIL

A review of the improvements made to the LUCIA beamline after it was moved from SLS to SOLEIL is given. Emphasis is given to the new multilayer grating monochromator which extends the energy domain down to around 500 eV.

Accepted 13 January 2016

In situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction for studying the role of induced structural defects on the thermoluminescence mechanism of nanocrystalline LiF

Ball-milling of a coarse LiF powder was employed to produce nanostructured fluorites with different defect concentration for thermoluminescence applications. In situ X-ray diffraction analysis shows that thermoluminescence is highly dependent on the structural defect densities and on the degree of interaction between dislocations and point defects.

Accepted 13 January 2016

Rapid in situ X-ray position stabilization via extremum seeking feedback

A novel extremum seeking feedback method for stabilizing the X-ray beam position at the sample is demonstrated. This method uses existing oscillations that are already present in the beam.

Accepted 12 January 2016

Optimization of the design for beamline with fast polarization switching elliptically polarized undulators

An XMCD beamline with tandem twin EPUs can emit fast switching polarized beams, but the results of ray tracing show that the energy resolutions of the two EPUs differ greatly when the real surface profiles are included. In this work, a conceptually new design for a beamline to solve this problem is proposed.

Accepted 11 January 2016

A modified discrete algebraic reconstruction technique for multiple grey image reconstruction for limited angle range tomography

A tomography reconstruction algorithm has been proposed, which can achieve high-quality reconstructions of multiple grey phantoms from projection of a limited angle range and without prior knowledge of the grey values.

Accepted 28 December 2015

Ultra-high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering at high-repetition-rate self-seeded X-ray free-electron lasers

This article explores novel opportunities for ultra-high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) at high-repetition-rate self-seeded XFELs. These next-generation light sources are promising a more than three orders of magnitude increase in average spectral flux compared with what is possible with storage-ring-based radiation sources. In combination with the advanced IXS spectrometer described here, this may become a real game-changer for ultra-high-resolution X-ray spectroscopies, and hence for the studies of dynamics in condensed matter systems.

Accepted 28 December 2015

Studying solutions at high shear rates: a dedicated microfluidics setup

The development of a microfluidics setup for studying the interaction of complex solutions under varying shear conditions is presented.

Accepted 7 December 2015

Non-negative matrix factorization for the near real-time interpretation of absorption effects in elemental distribution images acquired by X-ray fluorescence imaging

The value of non-negative matrix factorization for near real-time data analysis during a beam time is discussed.

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