forthcoming articles in Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

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

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Accepted 25 May 2015

A novel imaging tool for hepatic portal system using phase contrast technique with hydrogen peroxide-generated O2 gas

R. Tang, F. Yan, W. Chai, W. Huang, Y. Fu, G. Yang and K. Chen

Synopsis: O2-based phase contrast imaging

Accepted 19 May 2015

Methodological challenges of optical tweezers based X-ray fluorescence imaging of biological model organisms at synchrotron facilities

E. Vergucht, T. Brans, F. Beunis, J. Garrevoet, S. Bauters, M. De Rijcke, D. Deruytter, C. Janssen, C. Riekel, M. Burghammer and L. Vincze

Synopsis: Overview of the possibilities and associated methodological challenges of novel optical tweezers based in vivo confocal X-ray fluorescence imaging of biological model organisms at synchrotron facilities, particularly ESRF-ID13.

Accepted 17 May 2015

Optical design and multi-length-scale scanning spectro-microscopy possibilities at the Nanoscopium beamline of Synchrotron Soleil

A. Somogyi, K. Medjoubi, G. Baranton, V. Le Roux, M. Ribbens, F. Polack, P. Philippot and J.-P. Samama

Synopsis: The Nanoscopium 155 m long beamline is dedicated to two-dimensional/three-dimensional scanning hard X-ray multimodal nano-imaging. This paper describes the optical concept, the first measured performance of the beamline and the proof of principle multi-technique hierarchical length-scale imaging experiments.

Accepted 11 May 2015

In situ hydrogen loading on zirconium powder

T. Maimaitiyili, J. Blomqvist, A. Steuwer, C. Bjerkén, O. Zanellato, M. S. Blackmur, J. Andrieux and F. Ribeiro

Synopsis: Commercial grade Zr powder loaded with hydrogen in-situ and phase transformations between various Zr and ZrHx phases have been monitored in real time.

Accepted 9 May 2015

Single-image phase retrieval using an edge illumination X-ray phase-contrast imaging setup

P. C. Diemoz, F. A. Vittoria, C. K. Hagen, M. Endrizzi, P. Coan, E. Brun, U. H. Wagner, C. Rau, I. K. Robinson, A. Bravin and A. Olivo

Synopsis: A method enabling the retrieval of thickness or projected electron density of the sample from a single input image is derived theoretically and successfully demonstrated on experimental data.

Accepted 6 May 2015

Development of variable-magnification X-ray Bragg optics

K. Hirano, Y. Yamashita, Y. Takahashi and H. Sugiyama

Synopsis: The presented X-ray optics is useful for variable-magnification of an X-ray beam, enabling the spatial resolution and field of view of an optical system to be controlled.

Accepted 3 May 2015

MISTRAL: a transmission soft X-ray microscopy beamline for cryo nano-tomography of biological samples and magnetic domains imaging

A. Sorrentino, J. Nicolás, R. Valcárcel, F. J. Chichón, M. Rosanes, J. Avila, A. Tkachuk, J. Irwin, S. Ferrer and E. Pereiro

Synopsis: The performance of MISTRAL, the soft X-ray transmission microscopy beamline at the ALBA light source (Barcelona, Spain), is reported. Two scientific applications are also presented.

Accepted 29 April 2015

Assessment of freeware programs for the reconstruction of tomography datasets obtained with a monochromatic synchrotron-based X-ray source

B. Wolkowski, E. Snead, M. Wesolowski, J. Singh, M. Pettitt, R. Chibbar, S. Melli and J. Montgomery

Synopsis: Four freeware programs are compared for the reconstruction of synchrotron based in-line phase-contrast computed tomography datasets to provide researchers and educators with information for managing their imaging needs.

Accepted 29 April 2015

Charge redistribution and a shortening of the Fe-As bond at the quantum critical point of SmO1-xFxFeAs

J. Cheng, P. Dong, W. Xu, S. Liu, W. Chu, X. Chen and Z. Wu

Synopsis: Many researches pointed out that there is a quantum critical point (QCP) in F-doped SmOFeAs system. In this paper, the electronic structure and local structure of the superconductive FeAs layer in SmO1-xFxFeAs as a function of F-doping concentration have been investigated by Fe and As K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS).

Accepted 23 April 2015

Energy spectra considerations for synchrotron radiotherapy trials on the ID17 bio-medical beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

J. C. Crosbie, P. Fournier, S. Bartzsch, M. Donzelli, I. Cornelius, A. W. Stevenson, H. Requardt and E. Bräuer-Krisch

Synopsis: An attempt to validate the beam spectrum on the ID17 beamline at the ESRF is made by comparing measurements of X-ray attenuation in copper with the predictions of a theoretical model. The purpose of the study is to provide an accurate energy spectrum to a computerized treatment planning system which will be used in forthcoming synchrotron microbeam radiotherapy trials of spontaneous tumors in pet cats and dogs at the ESRF.

Accepted 21 April 2015

Picosecond-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy at low signal contrast using a hard X-ray streak camera

B. W. Adams, C. Rose-Petruck and Y. Jiao

Synopsis: The optimization of a hard-X-ray streak camera for picosecond X-ray spectroscopy at low signal contrast is presented.

Accepted 20 April 2015

HERMES: a soft X-ray beamline dedicated to X-ray microscopy

R. Belkhou, S. Stanescu, S. Swaraj, A. Besson, M. Ledoux, M. Hajlaoui and D. Dalle

Synopsis: The specifications and performance of the HERMES beamline are described in detail.

Accepted 20 April 2015

Compound focusing mirror and X-ray waveguide optics for coherent imaging and nano-diffraction

T. Salditt, M. Osterhoff, M. Krenkel, R. N. Wilke, M. Priebe, M. Bartels, S. Kalbfleisch and M. Sprung

Accepted 19 April 2015

Qu­antitative phase retrieval in X-ray Zernike phase contrast microscopy

H. Chen, Z. Wang, K. Gao, Q. Hou, D. Wang and Z. Wu

Synopsis: An approach for quantitative phase retrieval in X-ray Zernike phase contrast microscopy by use of different phase rings is proposed.

Accepted 14 April 2015

A phase-space beam position monitor for synchrotron radiation

N. Samadi, B. Bassey, M. Martinson, G. Belev, L. Dallin, M. de Jong and D. Chapman

Synopsis: A system has been developed to measure the vertical position and angle of the electron beam at a single location from a synchrotron source. The system uses a monochromator tuned to the absorption edge of a contrast material and has a sensitivity comparable with other beam position monitors.

Accepted 31 March 2015

A simple optical system delivering a tunable micrometer pink beam that can compensate for heat-induced deformations

R. Reininger, Z. Liu, G. Doumy and L. Young

Accepted 31 March 2015

Simultaneous dual-energy X-ray stereo imaging

R. Mokso and P. Oberta

Synopsis: A Laue-Bragg geometry is introduced for splitting an X-ray beam and tuning each of the two branches to selected wavelength. Stereoscopic and dual-energy imaging was performed with this system.

Accepted 26 March 2015

Phase-contrast computed tomography for qu­antification of structural changes in lungs of asthma mouse models of different severity

C. Dullin, E. Larsson, G. Tromba, A. Markus and F. Alves

Synopsis: Synchrotron inline phase-contrast computed tomography in combination with single-distance phase retrieval enables quantification of morphological alterations in lungs of mice with mild and severe experimental allergic airways disease in comparison with healthy controls.

Accepted 26 March 2015

Characteristics of Friedel pairs and diffraction contrast tomography with non-perpendicular rotation axis

Q. Yi, G. Li, J. Zhang, S.-N. Luo, D. Fan, Z. Gao, Y. Wang, G. Gao, S. Jiang and X. Jiang

Accepted 26 March 2015

High-accuracy X-ray absorption spectra from mM solutions of nickel (II) complexes with multiple solutions using transmission XAS

C. T. Chantler, M. T. Islam, S. P. Best, L. J. Tantau, C. Q. Tran, M. H. Cheah and A. T. Payne

Accepted 25 March 2015

Design and performance of the APPLE-Knot undulator

F. Ji, R. Chang, Q. Zhou, W. Zhang, M. Ye, S. Sasaki and S. Qiao

Synopsis: The design and performance of the Apple-Knot undulator which can generate photons with arbitrary polarization and low on-axis heat load are presented.

Accepted 24 March 2015

The Extreme Conditions beamline P02.2 and the Extreme Conditions Science Infrastructure at PETRA III

H.-P. Liermann, Z. Konôpková, W. Morgenroth, K. Glazyrin, J. Bednarcik, E. E. McBride, S. Petitgirard, J. T. Delitz, M. Wendt, Y. Bican, A. Ehnes, I. Schwark, A. Rothkirch, M. Tischer, J. Heuer, H. Schulte-Schrepping, T. Kracht and H. Franz

Accepted 24 March 2015

Live small-animal X-ray lung velocimetry and lung micro-tomography at the Australian Synchrotron Imaging and Medical Beamline

R. P. Murrie, K. S. Morgan, A. Maksimenko, A. Fouras, D. M. Paganin, C. Hall, K. K. W. Siu, D. W. Parsons and M. Donnelley

Synopsis: Synchrotron phase-contrast X-ray imaging is well suited to non-invasive imaging in small-animal models such as mice and rats, to reveal both structure (e.g. micro-computed tomography) and function (e.g. lung velocimetry). Here the first live-animal lung imaging at the Australian Synchrotron Imaging and Medical Beamline are presented.

Accepted 18 March 2015

Distinct effect of xenobiotics on the metal-binding properties of protein molecules

N. Novikova, M. Kovalchuk, N. Stepina, R. Gaynutdinov, E. Chukhrai and E. Yurieva

Synopsis: X-ray standing-wave measurement results provide evidence that the ability of a protein to bind metal ions increases substantially under xenobiotics exposure.

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