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 8 August 2014

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy

O. Shpyrko

Synopsis: The future possibilities of X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy at diffraction-limited storage rings are reviewed.

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 18 July 2014

Magnet design for a low-emittance storage ring

M. Johansson, B. Anderberg and L.-J. Lindgren

Synopsis: The magnet design of the MAX IV 3 GeV storage ring replaces the conventional support girder + discrete magnets scheme of previous third-generation light sources with a compact integrated design having several consecutive magnet elements precision-machined out of a common solid iron block.

Accepted 16 July 2014

High Throughput Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction for Combinatorial Phase Mapping

J. M. Gregoire, D. G. Van Campen, C. E. Miller, R. Jones, S. K. Suram and A. Mehta

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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 11 July 2014

On the characterization of ultra-precise X-ray optical components: advances and challenges in ex situ metrology

F. Siewert, J. Buchheim, T. Zeschke, M. Störmer, G. Falkenberg and R. Sankari

Synopsis: State-of-the-art ex situ metrology for characterizing the quality of ultraprecise reflective synchrotron optics is reported. Beside slope measuring deflecometry the current state of mirror coating technology for single layer and multilayer coatings for very long mirror substrates is discussed.

Accepted 11 July 2014

Collateral Circulation Prevents Masticatory Muscle Impairment in Rat Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Model

F. Yuan, X. Lin, Y. Guan, Z. Mu, K. Chen, Y. Wang and G.-Y. Yang

Accepted 11 July 2014

X-ray nanoprobes and diffraction-limited storage rings: opportunities and challenges of fluorescence tomography of biological specimens

M. D. de Jonge, C. G. Ryan and C. J. Jacobsen

Synopsis: Nanoscale X-ray scanning microscopes, or X-ray nanoprobes, will benefit greatly from diffraction-limited storage rings. Here the requirements for nanoscale fluorescence tomography are explored to gain insight into the scientific opportunities and technical challenges that such sources offer.

Accepted 9 July 2014

Scientific Data Exchange: a schema for HDF5-based storage of raw and analyzed data

F. De Carlo, D. Gürsoy, F. Marone, M. Rivers, D. Y. Parkinson, F. Khan, N. Schwarz, D. J. Vine, S. Vogt, S.-C. Gleber, S. Narayanan, M. Newville, T. Lanzirotti, Y. Sun, Y. P. Hong and C. Jacobsen

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 7 July 2014

Photon statistics and speckle visibility spectroscopy with partially coherent X-rays

L. Li, P. Kwasniewski, D. Orsi, L. Wiegart, L. Cristofolini, C. Charona and A. Fluerasu

Accepted 2 July 2014

Characteristics of a tapered undulator for the X-ray absorption fine structure technique at PLS-II

N.-E. Sung, I.-J. Lee, S.- Jeong and S.-W. Kang

Accepted 1 July 2014

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

E. Rotenberg and A. Bostwick

Synopsis: The scientific opportunities for microARPES and nanoARPES techniques are discussed, and the benefits to these techniques at diffraction-limited light sources are presented, in particular the impact on spectromicroscopic ARPES of upgrading the Advanced Light Source to diffraction-limited performance.

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 28 June 2014

Lattice design challenges for fourth-generation storage-ring light sources

M. Borland, G. Decker, L. Emery, V. Sajaev, Y. Sun and A. Xiao

Synopsis: A description of the challenges and potential of fourth-generation storage-ring light sources based on the multi-bend achromat concept is given.

Accepted 28 June 2014

Collective effects in a diffraction-limited storage ring

R. Nagaoka and K. L. F. Bane

Synopsis: An overview of beam collective effects in diffraction-limited storage rings is given. The relation of a very low emittance machine and its stored beam to the former is described.

Accepted 26 June 2014

Revisit to diffraction anomalous fine structure

T. Kawaguchi, K. Fukuda, K. Tokuda, K. Shimada, T. Ichitsubo, M. Oishi, J. Mizuki and E. Matsubara


Accepted 25 June 2014

Biological soft X-ray tomography on beamline 2.1 at the Advanced Light Source

M. A. Le Gros, G. McDermott, B. P. Cinquin, E. A. Smith, M. Do, W. L. Chao, P. P. Naulleau and C. A. Larabell

Synopsis: Beamline 2.1 is a transmission soft X-ray microscope at the Advanced Light Source of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This instrument was designed, built and is now operated by the National Center for X-ray Tomography as a new tool for visualizing and quantifying biological specimens. Beamline 2.1 is equipped with a cryogenic rotation stage to enable acquisition of tomographic data from cryopreserved specimens. Using this stage, specimens mounted in capillary tubes can be imaged from any arbitrary angle around a central rotation axis, producing tomographic data sets with maximum completeness of data.

Accepted 25 June 2014

Path degeneracy and EXAFS analysis of disordered materials

B. Ravel

Synopsis: A method simplifying EXAFS analysis of highly disordered materials is presented.

Accepted 24 June 2014

An unconventional method for measuring the Tc L3-edge of technetium compounds

P. E. R. Blanchard, E. Reynolds, B. J. Kennedy, C. D. Ling, Z. Zhang, G. Thorogood, B. C. C. Cowie and L. Thomsen

Accepted 23 June 2014

A new detector for sub-millisecond EXAFS spectroscopy at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

I. Kantor, J.-C. Labiche, E. Collet, L. Siron, J.-J. Thevenin, C. Ponchut, J. Borrel, T. Mairs, C. Marini, C. Strohm, O. Mathon and P. Pascarelli

Synopsis: The design and performance of the new sub-millisecond detector for time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy at ID24 at the ESRF is described.

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 4 June 2014

Spectromicroscopy and coherent diffraction imaging: focus on energy materials applications

A. P. Hitchcock and M. F. Toney

Synopsis: Current capabilities of X-ray spectromicroscopy and coherent diffraction imaging are described. The impact on these methods of the dramatic increase in brightness expected from a diffraction-limited storage ring is discussed in the context of research in energy materials and processes.

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 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 in Campinas, Brazil, is presented.

Accepted 22 May 2014

First multi-bend achromat lattice consideration

D. Einfeld, M. Plesko and J. Schaper

Synopsis: The first proposed lattice for a `diffraction-limited light source' is reported. This approach has now more or less been used for the MAX IV project.

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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