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 24 July 2014

Prospects of high-resolution resonant X-ray inelastic scattering studies on solid materials, liquids and gases at diffraction-limited storage rings

T. Schmitt, F. M. F. de Groot and J.-E. Rubensson

Synopsis: Diffraction-limited storage rings will allow for pushing the achievable energy resolution, signal intensity and the sampled spot size in resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) experiments to new limits. In this article the types of improved soft X-ray RIXS studies that will become possible with these instrumental improvements are envisioned.

Accepted 24 July 2014

Pixel detectors for diffraction-limited storage rings

P. Denes and B. Schmitt

Synopsis: Two-dimensional detector improvements required to take advantage of diffraction-limited storage ring light sources are discussed.

Accepted 15 July 2014

Optics for coherent X-ray applications

M. Yabashi, K. Tono, H. Mimura, S. Matsuyama, K. Yamauchi, T. Tanaka, H. Tanaka, K. Tamasaku, H. Ohashi, S. Goto and T. Ishikawa

Synopsis: Developments of optics for coherent X-ray applications and their role in diffraction-limited storage rings are described.

Accepted 13 July 2014

Hard X-ray nanofocusing at low-emittance synchrotron radiation sources

C. G. Schroer and G. Falkenberg

Synopsis: X-ray scanning microscopy greatly benefits from a reduced emittance of synchrotron radiation sources, especially from a diffraction-limited storage ring. Nanofocusing is discussed in view of focus size, flux and coherence.

Accepted 8 July 2014

New challenges in beamline instrumentation for the ESRF Upgrade Programme Phase II

J. Susini, R. Barrett, J. Chavanne, P. Fajardo, A. Götz, J.-L. Revol and L. Zhang

Synopsis: A comprehensive review of some of the challenges encountered by the ESRF in the context of the preparation of the Phase II of its upgrade programme is presented.

Accepted 1 July 2014

microARPES and nanoARPES at diffraction-limited light sources: opportunities and performance gains

E. Rotenberg and A. Bostwick

Accepted 30 June 2014

Coherent imaging at the diffraction limit

P. Thibault, M. Guizar-Sicairos and A. Menzel

Synopsis: The foreseen increase in coherent flux provided by diffraction-limited storage rings will allow ptychography to reach unprecedented throughput while retaining its inherently quantitative nature and metrological versatility.

Accepted 23 June 2014

X-ray spectroscopy for chemical and energy sciences: the case of heterogeneous catalysis

A. I. Frenkel and J. A. van Bokhoven

Synopsis: The emerging opportunities for X-ray spectroscopy-based studies of working catalysts at diffraction-limited storage ring sources are discussed. The high photon flux of nanometer-size beams will enable electronic, structural and dynamic investigations of single catalytic particles in space and time domains.

Accepted 20 June 2014

Three-dimensional study of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) micro-porous microspheres using hard X-ray nano-tomography

D. Wang, N. Li, Z. Wang, K. Gao, Y. Zhang, Y. Luo, S. Wang, Y. Bao, Q. Shao and Z. Wu

Synopsis: The Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF) Transmission X-ray Microscope (TXM) reveals the internal 3D microstructure and functional parameters of PLGA microspheres

Accepted 20 June 2014

Ptychography with multilayer Laue lenses

A. Kubec, S. Braun, S. Niese, P. Krüger, J. Patommel, M. Hecker, A. Leson and C. Schroer

Synopsis: Results of ptychographic characterization of point focusing with multilayer Laue lenses are discussed. Analysis of a integrated curcuit test sample shows the potential of this set-up for future measurements.

Accepted 20 June 2014

Scanning force microscope for in situ nanofocused X-ray diffraction studies

Z. Ren, F. Mastropietro, A. Davydok, S. Langlais, M.- Richard, J.-J. Furter, O. Thomas, M. Dupraz, M. Verdier, G. Beutier, P. Boesecke and T. W. Cornelius

Synopsis: An atomic force microscope has been developed for combination with sub-micrometer focused X-ray diffraction at synchrotron beamlines and in situ mechanical tests on single nanostructures.

Accepted 18 June 2014

A novel high-temperature furnace for combined in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction and infrared thermal imaging to investigate the effects of thermal gradients upon the structure of ceramic materials

J. B. Robinson, L. D. Brown, R. Jervis, O. O. Taiwo, J. Millichamp, T. Mason, T. Neville, D. S. Eastwood, C. Reinhard, P. D. Lee, D. J. L. Brett and P. R. Shearing

Accepted 13 June 2014

MANTiS: a program for the analysis of X-ray spectromicroscopy data

M. Lerotic, R. Mak, S. Wirick, F. Meirer and C. Jacobsen

Synopsis: A demostration of the computer program MANTiS (for Multivariate ANalysis Tool for Spectromicroscopy) for analysis of X-ray spectromicroscopy data is presented.

Accepted 13 June 2014

TomoPy: a framework for the analysis of synchrotron tomographic data

D. Gürsoy, F. De Carlo, X. Xiao and C. Jacobsen

Synopsis: A collaborative framework for the analysis of synchrotron tomographic data which has the potential to unify the effort of different facilities and beamlines performing similar tasks is described. The proposed Python-based framework is open-source, platform- and data-format-independent, has multiprocessing capability and supports functional programming that many researchers prefer.

Accepted 13 June 2014

Quantitative study of contrast enhancement in soft X-ray micrographs of insect eyes by tissue selective mass loss

A. Späth, B. Watts, L. T. Wasserthal and R. H. Fink

Synopsis: The radiation chemical analysis of X-ray-induced contrast enhancement in soft X-ray microscopy of hawk moth eye tissue shows that pre-illumination can foster biological X-ray imaging and gives insight into various radiation-induced decomposition pathways with high relevance for X-ray microspectroscopy.

Accepted 13 June 2014

A compact tool for coaxial laser alignment on a time-sharing beamline at Taiwan Light Source

J.-Y. Yuh

Accepted 10 June 2014

Estimating the number of pure chemical components in a mixture by X-ray absorption spectroscopy

A. Manceau, M. Marcus and T. Lenoir

Synopsis: A new principal-component-analysis-based method to extract the number of meaningful pure component XAFS spectra from unresolved multicomponent mixture spectra is presented. On both real and simulated mixtures it is shown that the new method is robust and outperforms the traditional forms of principal-component-analysis-based component-number estimation. A graphical data-analysis tool is provided for download.

Accepted 9 June 2014

High-dynamic-range coherent diffractive imaging: ptychography using the mixed-mode pixel array detector

K. Giewekemeyer, H. T. Philipp, R. N. Wilke, A. Aquila, M. Osterhoff, M. W. Tate, K. S. Shanks, A. V. Zozulya, T. Salditt, S. M. Gruner and A. P. Mancuso

Accepted 9 June 2014

Usage of CO2 microbubbles as flow-tracing contrast media in X-ray dynamic imaging of blood flows

S. J. Lee, H. W. Park and S. Y. Jung

Synopsis: CO2 microbubbles as a contrast agent were fabricated and a velocity field of 40% hematocrit blood flows was acquired using the synchrotron X-ray particle image velocimetry technique.

Accepted 6 June 2014

Ronchi test for characterization of X-ray nanofocusing optics and beamlines

F. Uhlén, J. Rahomäki, D. Nilsson, F. Seiboth, C. Sanz, U. Wagner, C. Rau, C. G. Schroer and U. Vogt

Synopsis: A Ronchi interferometer for hard X-rays was used to characterize the performance of nanofocusing optics and beamline stability. The interferometer proved capable of obtaining qualitative data on optics aberrations, beamline spatial coherence, and pin-point vibrations and drift of beamline components.

Accepted 4 June 2014

Spectromicroscopy and coherent diffraction imaging: focus on energy materials applications

A. P. Hitchcock and M. F. Toney

Accepted 2 June 2014

High-pressure X-ray science on the ultimate storage ring

M. I. McMahon

Synopsis: Possible future directions for high-pressure science on fourth-generation storage rings are presented.

Accepted 31 May 2014

X-ray-induced reduction of Au ions in an aqueous solution in the presence of support materials and in situ time-resolved XANES measurements

Y. Ohkubo, T. Nakagawa, S. Seino, J. Kugai, T. A. Yamamoto, H. Nitani and Y. Niwa

Synopsis: In situ time-resolved XANES measurements of Au ions in an aqueous solution in the presence of support materials were performed under synchrotron X-ray irradiation. The synchrotron X-ray-induced reduction of Au ions lead to the formation of Au nanoparticles on the carbon particles, acrylic cell or polyimide window. The deposited Au metallic spots were affected by the wettability of carbon particles.

Accepted 27 May 2014

FemtoSpeX: a versatile optical pump-soft X-ray probe facility with 100 fs X-ray pulses of variable polarization

K. Holldack, J. Bahrdt, A. Balzer, U. Bovensiepen, M. Brzhezinskaya, A. Erko, A. Eschenlohr, R. Follath, A. Firsov, W. Frentrup, L. Le Guyader, T. Kachel, P. Kuske, R. Mitzner, R. Müller, N. Pontius, T. Quast, I. Radu, J.-S. Schmidt, C. Schüßler-Langeheine, M. Sperling, C. Stamm, C. Trabant and A. Föhlisch

Synopsis: The layout and commissioning of the upgraded time-slicing facility FemtoSpeX at BESSY II is described. A new approach to femtoslicing based on a separated twin amplifier scheme linked by a single joint seed oscillator has been used. With a successful upgrade in repetition rate, the installation of a novel high-flux monochromator and a new background-suppression scheme based on hopping between different `camshaft' bunches, combined with a local orbit bump in the electron beam, the slicing efficiency, its stability and the laser performance are significantly enhanced. Owing to these considerable improvements, new methods in resonant diffraction and reflection are now feasible that pave the way for new exciting experiments in the field of ultrafast magnetism and phase transitions in solids.

Accepted 27 May 2014

A short-pulse X-ray beamline for spectroscopy and scattering

R. Reininger, E. M. Dufresne, M. Borland, M. A. Beno, L. Young and P. G. Evans

Synopsis: The optical design of a beamline dedicated to spectroscopy and scattering with picosecond X-ray pulses generated by the RF deflection of the electrons in a storage ring is described. The requirements for canceling the effect of off-axis radiation lengthening the duration of the picosecond pulses are detailed.

Accepted 27 May 2014

X-ray micro-diffraction studies on biological samples at the BioCAT Beamline 18-ID at the Advanced Photon Source

R. A. Barrea, O. Antipova, D. Gore, R. Heurich, M. Vukonich, N. G. Kujala, T. C. Irving and J. P. R. O. Orgel

Accepted 22 May 2014

The Sirius project

L. Liu, N. Milas, A. H. C. Mukai, X. R. Resende and F. H. de Sá

Synopsis: The lattice design and beam dynamics optimization for Sirius, a new low-emittance synchrotron light source presently under construction at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) in Campinas, Brazil, is presented.

Accepted 19 May 2014

The MAX IV storage ring project

P. F. Tavares, S. C. Leemann, M. Sjöström and Å. Andersson

Synopsis: The design of the MAX IV 3 GeV ultralow-emittance storage ring is presented and the implementation of solutions to the technological challenges imposed by the compact multi-bend achromat lattice are described.

Accepted 19 May 2014

DLSR design and plans: an international overview

R. Hettel

Synopsis: The design and plans for implementing fourth-generation and diffraction-limited storage rings around the world are discussed.

Accepted 8 May 2014

Generation of picosecond electron bunches in storage rings

X. Huang, T. Rabedeau and J. Safranek

Synopsis: Approaches to generating short X-ray pulses with storage rings are discussed, with emphasis on the methods of using superconducting harmonic cavities and injecting short bunches for multi-turn circulation.

Accepted 8 May 2014

Diffraction-limited storage-ring vacuum technology

E. Al-Dmour, J. Ahlback, D. Einfeld, P. F. Tavares and M. Grabski

Synopsis: A compact lattice and small magnet apertures will be the main characteristics of future diffraction-limited storage rings, adding difficulties for the design of the vacuum system of these machines. The use of NEG coatings and distributed absorbers could provide a solution to overcome these challenges.

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