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 30 March 2018

Thickness-dependent structural characteristics for a sputtering-deposited chromium monolayer and Cr/C and Cr/Sc multilayers

A systematic characterization of Cr monolayers and Cr/C and Cr/Sc multilayers as a function of layer thickness is presented. The interior structure, morphology, ligand surrounding and thermal stability are determined in order to understand the initial growth and interfacial characteristics of Cr-based layers.

Accepted 27 March 2018

Simulations of X-ray diffraction of shock-compressed single-crystal tantalum with synchrotron undulator sources


Accepted 27 March 2018

Fast XANES fluorescence imaging using a Maia detector

The evaluation of a new fast XANES scanning scheme in fluorescence mode for spectromicroscopy using a Maia detector with high spatial and spectral resolution at the P06 beamline, DESY, is presented.

Accepted 27 March 2018

Characterization of the surface contamination of deep X-ray lithography mirrors exposed to synchrotron radiation

Wet chemical development of exposed resist, and beam calorimetry, are applied to determine the surface condition of grazing-incidence mirrors exposed to synchrotron radiation. Using this technique, the mirror reflectivity can be assessed without directly probing the surface and without the need for spectral analysis.

Accepted 26 March 2018

A convolutional neural network-based screening tool for X-ray serial crystallography


Accepted 26 March 2018

High-speed tomography under extreme conditions at the PSICHE beamline of the SOLEIL Synchrotron

An experimental setup has been developed in order to perform ultrafast X-ray tomography at high pressure and temperature. Pink beam projected through a standard Paris–Edinburgh press and an algebraic reconstruction technique were used in order to acquire a tomograph in about 10 s.

Accepted 25 March 2018

Sample cell for studying liquid interfaces with an in situ electric field using X-ray reflectivity and application to clay particles at oil–oil interfaces

A sample cell for studying liquid interfaces with an in situ electric field using X-ray reflectivity and its application to clay particles at oil–oil interfaces is described.

Accepted 22 March 2018

A sagittally confined high-resolution spectrometer in the `water window'

An original scheme has been formulated to a broadband X-ray spectrometer with excellent resolving power throughout the whole spectral range, while the sagittal spot size is well confined to enhance the detection efficiency. The intrinsic optical nature and the most fundamental problems in the system have been comprehensively investigated.

Accepted 16 March 2018

Wavelet processing and digital interferometric contrast to improve reconstructions from X-ray Gabor holograms

A methodology based on wavelet transformation and digital interferometry is proposed to obtain the most essential information from X-ray Gabor holograms.

Accepted 16 March 2018

Study of melanin localization in the mature male Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis damselfly wings

Infrared (IR) microspectroscopy coupled with the highly collimated synchrotron IR beam was employed to identify the pigment distribution in the wings of Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis at a high spatial resolution.

Accepted 12 March 2018

Investigation of the multiplet features of SrTiO3 in X-ray absorption spectra based on configuration interaction calculations

Configuration interaction cluster calculations are a powerful tool for understanding the multiplet structures of the Ti L2,3-edges absorption spectrum of SrTiO3 which yields different energy parameters representing the ground state properties. Simulated absorption spectra with different linearly polarized photons under various tetragonal crystal fields reveal a non-linear orbital–lattice interaction, which, in combination with a detailed analysis of the spectral shifts in different tetragonal crystal fields, offers a theoretical guidance for material engineering of SrTiO3-based thin films and heterostructures.

Accepted 9 March 2018

Quanty4RIXS: a program for crystal field multiplet calculations of RIXS and RIXS–MCD spectra using Quanty

Documentation of the Quanty4RIXS program is presented with instructions for setup and usage.

Accepted 5 March 2018

Synchrotron radiation external beam rotational radiotherapy of breast cancer: proof of principle

On the basis of Monte Carlo simulations and experiments, a proof of concept of the rotational radiotherapy technique for breast cancer treatment with kilovoltage photons from a collimated synchrotron radiation source is presented.

Accepted 23 February 2018

Development of an X-ray imaging system to prevent scintillator degradation for white synchrotron radiation

An X-ray imaging system has been designed to overcome the challenges from the high flux of white-beam radiation, including degradation of image quality caused by accumulated contamination on the scintillator during intense X-ray exposure.

Accepted 20 February 2018

Synchrotron X-ray microbeam dosimetry with a 20 micrometre resolution scintillator fibre-optic dosimeter

A scintillator fibre optic dosimeter with a one-dimensional spatial resolution of 20 µm has demonstrated the ability to resolve synchrotron X-ray microbeams.

Accepted 15 February 2018

SLS-2 – the upgrade of the Swiss Light Source

The plans for an upgrade of the Swiss Light Source are presented, covering the storage ring lattice concept, the accelerator component designs, the insertion device developments and the science potential of the upgraded facility.


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