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 6 August 2018

Time-resolved pair distribution function analysis of disordered materials on beamlines BL04B2 and BL08W at SPring-8

A new apparatus for total scattering measurements has been developed with a variable camera length using a 16-inch two-dimensional flat-panel detector to observe structural changes in amorphous and disordered crystalline materials substantially in real time on beamlines BL08W and BL04B2 at SPring-8. This paper presents the successful time-resolved pair distribution function analysis at SPring-8, and a newly developed program for data conversion from two-dimensional images into one-dimensional total scattering patterns.

Accepted 23 July 2018

Combining synchrotron light with laser technology in catalysis research

High temporally and spatially resolved operando studies of CO oxidation using a Pd(100) single-crystal surface as a model catalyst are presented. The surface structure is determined simultaneously as the gas phase is visualized in two dimensions in the vicinity of the catalyst surface.

Accepted 23 July 2018

Using refractive lenses to provide a variable spot size for Kirkpatrick–Baez mirrors

Refractive lenses are used to vary the focal spot size for a Kirkpatrick–Baez X-ray microprobe.

Accepted 20 July 2018

Development of an experimental set-up for low-temperature spectroscopic studies of matrix-isolated molecules and molecular ices using synchrotron radiation

The development and commissioning of an experimental set-up for studying photophysics and photochemistry of molecules in matrix isolation and the ice phase at low temperatures at the Photophysics beamline, Indus-1, Indian synchrotron radiation source, are reported.

Accepted 18 July 2018

Soft X-ray refractive index by reconciling total electron yield with specular reflection: experimental determination of the optical constants of graphite

A new procedure has been developed that determines the complex refractive index of a material in the soft X-ray regime by consistently considering simultaneous measurements of electron yield and reflectance. Demonstrating the efficacy of this procedure in its application to graphite, optical constants have been determined for linearly polarized light incident with p- and s-geometry.

Accepted 18 July 2018

Classification of ab initio models of proteins restored from small-angle X-ray scattering

A protocol is proposed for classifying structure models of proteins restored by ab initio analyses in small-angle X-ray scattering.

Accepted 18 July 2018

High-speed raster-scanning synchrotron serial microcrystallography with a high-precision piezo-scanner

The design and first measurements with a high-speed piezo-positioner-based goniometer for raster-scanning serial macromolecular micro-focus crystallography at synchrotron storage rings are presented.

Accepted 17 July 2018

Effects of energy spread on brightness and coherence of undulator sources

The advent of `diffraction-limited' storage rings with ultralow emittance poses a question on possible limitations to the (spectral) brightness and coherence due to the electron beam energy spread. This is studied here using semi-analytical techniques.

Accepted 14 July 2018

A new synchrotron rapid-scanning X-ray fluorescence (SRS-XRF) imaging station at SSRL beamline 6-2

A new large-range rapid-scan X-ray fluorescence (XRF) imaging station at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource is described. This station uses a continuous rapid-scan system with a scan range of 1000 × 600 mm and a load capacity of up to 25 kg capable of 25–100 µm precision elemental XRF mapping and X-ray absorption spectroscopy of a wide range of objects.

Accepted 13 July 2018

On-chip THz spectrometer for bunch compression fingerprinting at fourth-generation light sources

A successful test of an on-chip THz spectrometer that allows measurement of THz fingerprints for the purpose of bunch compression diagnostics is reported.

Accepted 12 July 2018

Tomosaic: efficient acquisition and reconstruction of teravoxel tomography data using limited-size synchrotron X-ray beams

Accepted 11 July 2018

APS Data Management System

A description of the Data Management System developed at the Advanced Photon Source is given.

Accepted 4 July 2018

A comparison of absorption and phase contrast for X-ray imaging of biological cells

The fluence and dose requirements as well as the expected contrast are calculated for X-ray imaging of selected cellular components as a function of photon energy. It is found that a much higher dose is required for phase contrast imaging compared with absorption contrast imaging in the water window.

Accepted 3 July 2018

Improved charge-transfer multiplet method to simulate M- and L-edge X-ray absorption spectra of metal-centered excited states

The CTM4XAS software package is extended to simulate the M- and L-edge X-ray absorption spectra of metal-centered excited states of first-row transition metals. The new capabilities of the method are demonstrated by re-interpreting two previous experimental studies.

Accepted 2 July 2018

SciPhon: a data analysis software for nuclear resonant inelastic X-ray scattering with applications to Fe, Kr, Sn, Eu and Dy

SciPhon is a software for the reduction of Nuclear resonant inelastic X-ray scattering data. Tests and examples of applications to Fe, Kr, Sn, Eu and Dy data are presented.

Accepted 8 May 2018

Synchrotron Methods for Energy Materials. X-ray Studies on Electrochemical Systems

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