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 5 June 2024

TEMPUS, a Timepix4-based system for event-based detection of X-rays

A full description of the TEMPUS system for photon science is given in this paper. The detector takes advantage of the new Timepix4 readout chip and, in particular, implement the use of the time-stamping mode for high resolution timing applications.

Accepted 29 May 2024

High angular sensitivity X-ray phase-contrast microtomography of soft-tissue through a two-directional beam-tracking synchrotron set-up



Accepted 22 May 2024

In situ photodeposition of ultra-small palladium particles on TiO2

In situ approach for generation of photocatalysts using a custom-made photocatalytic cell allowed following, by synchrotron-based X-ray absorption spectroscopy, the different stages of Pd nucleation onto TiO2 samples yielding a highly homogenous distribution of 1 nm palladium nanoparticles.

Accepted 21 May 2024

Revealing the structure of the active sites for the electrocatalytic CO2 reduction to CO over Co single atom catalysts using operando XANES and machine learning


Accepted 21 May 2024

Introduction of GIWAXS experimental methods of NFPS-BL17B beamline at Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Developing a versatile in-situ GIWAXS testing device based on the BL17B beamline station at the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility in China.

Accepted 20 May 2024

L3-edge X-ray spectroscopy of rhodium and palladium compounds

The K and L3 X-ray absorption near-edge structures of Rh and Pd compounds are compared.

Accepted 15 May 2024

Nonlinear optimization for a low-emittance storage ring


Accepted 15 May 2024

Sub-nanometre quality X-ray mirrors created using ion beam figuring

Recent advancements are presented for an ion beam figuring system developed at Diamond Light Source, demonstrating surface correction of X-ray mirrors to achieve sub-nanometre r.m.s. height errors and <50 nrad r.m.s. slope errors.

Accepted 11 May 2024

Mango wiggler as a novel insertion device providing a large and symmetrical imaging field of view

A novel insertion device called the Mango wiggler has been proposed and developed for the High Energy Photon Source in Beijing, providing a large and symmetrical imaging field of view.

Accepted 10 May 2024

X-ray scattering based scanning tomography for imaging and structural characterization of cellulose in plants

Tomographic virtual sectioning of plant samples based on X-ray scattering intensity provides spatially resolved characterization of the structure and organization of cellulose in plants.

Accepted 10 May 2024

PEPICO analysis of catalytic reactor effluents towards qu­antitative isomer discrimination: DME conversion over a ZSM-5 zeolite


Accepted 3 May 2024

Characterization of silicon pore optics for the NewAthena X-ray observatory in the PTB laboratory at BESSY II

Mirror modules for the optics of the X-ray observatory NewAthena are assembled and characterized at dedicated synchrotron radiation beamlines. The reflectance of a fully assembled and coated module was determined in a wide energy range.


Accepted 1 May 2024

TomoPyUI: a user-friendly tool for rapid tomography alignment and reconstruction

In this study, we introduce TomoPyUI, a user-friendly interface for the TomoPy tomography data processing package, designed to streamline and enhance the management of synchrotron and neutron computed tomography data. TomoPyUI, operating within a Jupyter environment, incorporates GPU-accelerated algorithms and a structured data management system, significantly reducing computation times and improving workflow efficiency in the tomography processing pipeline.

Accepted 28 April 2024

The HEPS Synchrotron unleashes new medical frontiers

The High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) in Beijing achieved a beam energy of 6 GeV, positioning it as the world's brightest fourth-generation synchrotron with the smallest emittance. This milestone enables groundbreaking advances in health sciences and various research fields, promising new insights into biological and quantum processes.

Accepted 26 April 2024

Automated spectrometer alignment via machine learning

The application of a machine learning approach for the automated alignment of a soft X-ray spectrometer is showcased. Our method has been validated with experimental data at the beamline and significantly reduces the alignment time from approximately one hour to just a few minutes.

Accepted 25 April 2024

Dual-beam X-ray nano-holotomography

The first implementation of full-field nano-holotomography in a dual-beam configuration is presented.

Accepted 22 April 2024

Development of a portable and cost-effective femtosecond fibre laser synchronizable with synchrotron X-ray pulses

This study introduces a compact, portable femtosecond fibre laser system optimized for synchronization with SPring-8 synchrotron X-ray pulses in a uniform filling mode, offering a practical and cost-effective alternative to traditionally, fixed, installed laser systems for time-resolved spectroscopy combining synchrotron X-ray pulses and laser pulses.

Accepted 19 April 2024

Asymmetric electrostatic dodecapole: compact bandpass filter with low aberrations for momentum microscopy

A compact bandpass prefilter eliminates electrons with energies above or below the desired range and can correct image aberrations up to the third order before the beam enters a time-of-flight analyzer. Here, the imaging performance of the filter is demonstrated for two key applications of high-energy momentum microscopes: full-field core-level photoelectron diffraction and mapping of bulk valence bands.

Accepted 19 April 2024

High-throughput and high-resolution powder X-ray diffractometer consisting of six sets of 2D CdTe detectors with variable sample-to-detector distance and innovative automation system

A high-throughput and high-resolution powder X-ray diffractometer has been developed in the third experimental hutch of BL13XU, SPring-8. The diffractometer is equipped with six sets of 2D CdTe detectors and an automation system including sample exchange and equipment switching. Performance and demonstration results are presented.


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