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 2019

Thickness of carbon coatings on silicon materials determined by hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy at multiple photon energies

By fitting photoelectron intensity versus energy to numerically derived curves, the thickness and coverage of carbon coatings on silicon materials destined for use as negative electrodes in lithium-ion batteries can be obtained.

Accepted 5 August 2019

An enlightening procedure to explain the extreme power of synchrotron radiation


Accepted 1 August 2019

Phase-space matching between bent-Laue and flat-Bragg crystals

Conditions for phase-space matching between a bent-Laue crystal and a flat-Bragg crystal, and between a double bent-Laue monochromator and a flat-Bragg crystal, are derived. The concept of phase-space manipulation via a bent-Laue crystal is introduced and applied to practical examples of phase-contrast X-ray imaging.

Accepted 29 July 2019

Optimization of a phase-space beam position and size monitor for low-emittance light sources

The optimization of a phase-space beam position and size monitor is performed by ray-tracing simulation to maximize the instrument sensitivity and resolution for diffraction-limited light sources.

Accepted 21 July 2019

Coherent Bragg imaging of 60 nm Au nanoparticles under electrochemical control at the NanoMAX beamline

Coherent imaging in the Bragg geometry of nanoparticles inside an electrochemical cell is presented.

Accepted 14 July 2019

High-efficiency fast X-ray imaging detector development at SSRF

A fast X-ray imaging detector based on a long-working-distance optical coupling system is reported. Test results show that the detector realized fast X-ray imaging with a frame rate of 100000 frames s−1 and fast X-ray microtomography with a temporal sampling rate up to 25 Hz (25 tomograms s−1).

Accepted 10 July 2019

Laser-slicing at a low-emittance storage ring

The feasibility of laser-slicing at a diffraction-limited light source is investigated through analytical and numerical models, including electron and radiation beam simulations.

Accepted 1 July 2019

On the advantages of operation in second-order diffraction of blazed gratings in soft X-ray monochromators

It is shown that the operation of second-order diffraction in blazed gratings with smaller groove densities for the soft X-ray range can be used for scanning to higher photon energies, which might otherwise not be available or may require the use of a higher-density grating.

Accepted 24 June 2019

BioStruct-Africa: empowering Africa-based scientists through structural biology knowledge transfer and mentoring – recent advances and future perspectives

BioStruct-Africa has been working to bridge the technology gap through capacity building for Africa-based researchers in structural biology.

Accepted 21 June 2019

High-pressure nuclear inelastic scattering with backscattering monochromatization

A capability to perform high-pressure low-temperature nuclear inelastic scattering with a sapphire backscattering monochromator is reported, and it is applied to obtain the density of phonon states of TeO2 at pressures up to 10 GPa and temperatures down to 25 K.

Accepted 21 June 2019

A micro channel-cut crystal X-ray monochromator for a self-seeded hard X-ray free-electron laser

A channel-cut Si(111) crystal X-ray monochromator with a channel width of 90 µm was developed for achieving reflection self-seeding in hard X-ray free-electron lasers. A high conversion efficiency of a monochromatic seed from a broadband X-ray beam was experimentally evaluated to be 2 × 10–2 with a small optical delay of 119 fs at 10 keV.

Accepted 6 June 2019

Soldering of silicon to Invar for double-crystal monochromators

An investigation of the soldering of silicon to Invar using tin alloys for double-crystal monochromators is presented.

Accepted 30 May 2019

Linear array detector for online diagnostics of spectral distributions at MHz repetition rates

The novel line detector KALYPSO has been developed for the measurement of one-dimensional profiles at high-repetition-rate free-electron lasers (FELs) and synchrotron radiation facilities. The current version has 256 pixels with a continuous data readout at a maximum frame rate of 2.7 MHz. At FLASH, KALYPSO has been utilized as photon diagnostics for monitoring pulse-resolved FEL spectra at a repetition rate of 1.0 MHz. KALYPSO is a collaborative effort between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Lodz University of Technology (TUL-DMCS) and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY).

Accepted 8 May 2019

A versatile nanoreactor for complementary in situ X-ray and electron microscopy studies in catalysis and materials science

A series of nanoreactors have been developed for complementary in situ X-ray and electron microscopy. The setup was utilized to monitor thermal annealing processes of porous materials under controlled atmospheres with hard X-ray ptychography.


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