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ISSN: 1600-5775

November 2011 issue

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Cover illustration: Two-dimensional wide-angle X-ray scattering characterization of natural rubber material under combined tension and shear loadings acquired at the Synchrotron Soleil on the DiffAbs beamline (see Pannier, Proudhon, Mocuta, Thiaudière and Cantournet, pages 907-911).

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research papers

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 823-834
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511037149
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A coherence-based X-ray near-field speckle detector has been implemented and characterized for its capability of studying static structure and dynamics.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 835-841
doi: 10.1107/S090904951103038X
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Confocal synchrotron-radiation-induced micro X-ray fluorescence of trabecular bone from rats treated with strontium ranelate or chloride revealed that the bone strontium uptake is strongly increased by low calcium diet compared with normal calcium diet.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 842-850
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511031529
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Single- and limited-energy-range multicrystal analyser detectors, the main detectors for high-resolution powder diffraction, are described on the basis of the Rowland circle construction. The conceptual design, key manufacturing parameters, along with the error budget study of MAD26, the device of the high-resolution powder diffraction endstation of ALBA, are presented.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 851-861
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511030688
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A method for a direct measurement of X-ray projections of the atomic structure is described. Projections of the atomic structure around Nb atoms in a LiNbO3 single crystal were obtained from a white-beam X-ray absorption anisotropy pattern detected using Nb K fluorescence.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 862-870
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511031098
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The performance of an L-shaped laterally graded multilayer mirror as a two-dimensional optical focusing device for a synchrotron beamline is presented.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 871-878
doi: 10.1107/S090904951103843X
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An advanced characterization approach to spatially resolve the reactions occurring at the interface between silver nanoparticles and a simple aqueous system is presented. Both phase and chemical distributions were obtained from X-ray scattering and fluorescence yield techniques.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 879-884
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511034418

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 885-890
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511036326
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The local structure of titanium in six tektites from different strewn fields are compared by XANES and EXAFS spectroscopy and refined Ti—O bond distance. Speculations on the different formation conditions of the tektites are provided.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 891-898
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511038830
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Various aspects of the through-the-substrate microdiffraction technique and its application to the structural characterization of polished thin sections are investigated on two representative cases. In one of these a new intermediate crystalline phase (provisionally named ilerdite) is found and its structural model derived from Patterson-function direct methods.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 899-906
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511036703
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A simple four-bounce angular-dispersion analyzer without multiple-beam diffraction or transmission-induced absorption is proposed for developing meV- to sub-meV-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering optics at medium photon energies.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 907-911
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511024861
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An in situ tensile–shear loading device is described for studying elastomer crystallization using synchrotron X-ray scattering at Synchrotron Soleil on the DiffAbs beamline.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 912-918
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511032651
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XANES collected at the Sr K-edge and ab initio FEFF9 numerical simulations have been performed to establish a possible relationship between the preparation mode of the calcification (cellular activity and precipitation) and the adsorption mode of Sr2+ cations (simple adsorption or insertion). Is it possible to draw a line between life and chemistry through the localization of Sr in apatite? The question is open for discussion.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 919-922
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511031232

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 923-929
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511034480
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The MYTHEN photon-counting ASIC operated in time-over-threshold mode shows an innovative approach towards the development of a detector operating with very high photon intensities while maintaining the single-photon sensitivity for synchrotron radiation experiments.

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 930-937
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511036648
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Tikhonov regularization was used for solving the inverse problem in bimorph mirror tuning, with satisfactory results.

short communications

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 938-941
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511033267
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Equations have been developed for the calculation of the dimensions of a gauge volume, also known as the active volume or diffraction lozenge, in an energy-dispersive diffraction experiment where the detector is collimated by two slits.


J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 942-943
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511040258

addenda and errata

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 944
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511041951

current events

J. Synchrotron Rad. (2011). 18, 945-947
doi: 10.1107/S0909049511041227
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