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 12 February 2019

Arrival timing diagnostics at a soft X-ray free-electron laser beamline of SACLA BL1

Arrival timing diagnostics between a soft X-ray free-electron laser and synchronized optical laser pulses was performed at SACLA BL1.

Accepted 31 January 2019

Fluorescence intensity monitors as intensity and beam-position diagnostics for X-ray free-electron lasers

A fluorescence intensity monitor has been developed for the non-invasive, pulse-by-pulse normalization of LCLS-II experiments. The linearity, noise and position sensitivity of the detectors have been characterized.

Accepted 29 January 2019

Optical performance and radiation stability of polymer X-ray refractive nano-lenses

Full-field X-ray microscopy with a resolution of 100 nm, achieved by polymer compound 3D refractive nano-lenses, is demonstrated. This article also dicusses issues related to lens aberrations, astigmatism and radiation stability, and thus ways of improving the lens further are considered.

Accepted 28 January 2019

The Macromolecular Femtosecond Crystallography Instrument at the Linac Coherent Light Source

A description of the Macromolecular Femtosecond Crystallography instrument at the Linac Coherent Light Source is given. Scientific capabilities are highlighted, performance parameters are presented along with some commissioning results.

Accepted 28 January 2019

Multiple-beamline operation of SACLA

The parallel operation of three free-electron laser (FEL) beamlines was first conducted using the SPring-8 Ångstrom Compact free-electron LAser, to offer more opportunities for advanced studies using X-ray FELs.


Accepted 18 January 2019

A versatile liquid-jet setup for the European XFEL

A versatile liquid-jet injection system for serial femtosecond crystallography at the SPB/SFX instrument of the European XFEL is presented. The system comprises a load-lock nozzle rod changer, chamber-in-chamber differential pumping, liquid handling systems and two microscopes for sample imaging and diagnostics.

Accepted 17 January 2019

An experimental platform using high-power, high-intensity optical lasers with the hard X-ray free-electron laser at SACLA


Accepted 14 January 2019

M-BLANK: a program for the fitting of X-ray fluorescence spectra

Elemental maps are compared from the fitting of X-ray fluorescence data from an X-ray microprobe using the common approach of correcting by a per-pixel baseline and this article's approach of using a blank. Using X-ray fluorescence data of yeast and glial cells, it is shown that per-pixel baselines can result in significant, systematic errors in quantitation and that significantly improved data can be obtained by using a blank spectrum.

Accepted 28 December 2018

Standing wave approach in the theory of X-ray magnetic reflectivity

An extension to the exact X-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity (XRMR) theory has been developed; advantages of analyzing rotated polarization (higher sensitivity to the depth profiles of magnetization and magnetic element depth distribution) in XRMR experiments are shown.


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