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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering - Combining Structural with Spectroscop...  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering - Combining Structural with Spectroscopic Refinement Friday, September 28, 2012 - 10:00am SLAC, Bldg. 137, Room 322 SSRL Presents Kevin Stone X-ray...

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering - Combining Structural with Spectroscopic  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering - Combining Structural with Spectroscopic Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering - Combining Structural with Spectroscopic Refinement Friday, September 28, 2012 - 10:00am SLAC, Bldg. 137, Room 322 SSRL Presents Kevin Stone X-ray absorption spectroscopy has become an important tool in understanding the electronic structure of materials. Resonant absorption edges in the soft x-ray regime are especially interesting as they allow the study of the lighter elements, such as in organic or organo-metallic substances, as well as important L-edges of the 3d transition metals important in magnetic and oxide systems. Measurements of soft x-ray absorption spectra are inherently surface sensitive, and are plagued by issues such as extinction (in electron yield measurements) or self absorption (in fluorescence yield

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:00 In principle, tri-block copolymers...

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Resonant soft x-ray scattering: elemental/chemical specific probe...  

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Resonant soft x-ray scattering: elementalchemical specific probe of reciprocal space and ordered structure Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:00pm SLAC, Redtail Hawk Conference Room...

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Molecular orientation in soft matter thin films studied by resonant soft X-ray reflectivity  

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We present a technique to study depth profiles of molecular orientation in soft matter thin films with nanometer resolution. The method is based on dichroism in resonant soft X-ray reflectivity using linear s- and p-polarization. It combines the chemical sensitivity of Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure spectroscopy to specific molecular bonds and their orientation relative to the polarization of the incident beam with the precise depth profiling capability of X-ray reflectivity. We demonstrate these capabilities on side chain liquid crystalline polymer thin films with soft X-ray reflectivity data at the carbon K edge. Optical constants of the anisotropic refractive index ellipsoid were obtained from a quantitative analysis using the Berreman formalism. For films up to 50 nm thickness we find that the degree of orientation of the long axis exhibits no depth variation and isindependent of the film thickness.

Mezger, Markus; Jerome, Blandine; Kortright, Jeffrey B.; Valvidares, Manuel; Gullikson, Eric; Giglia, Angelo; Mahne, Nicola; Nannarone, Stefano

2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase imaging of magnetic nanostructures using resonant soft x-ray holography  

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We demonstrate phase imaging by means of resonant soft x-ray holography. Our holographic phase-contrast method utilizes the strong energy-dependence of the refractive index at a characteristic x-ray absorption resonance. The general concept is shown by using a Co?Pd multilayer sample which exhibits random nanosized magnetic domains. By tuning below the Co L-edge resonance, our quantitative and spectroscopic phase method allows high-contrast imaging of nanoscale electronic and magnetic order while increasing the probing depth and decreasing the radiation dose by an order of magnitude. The complex refractive index is quantitatively obtained through the interference between resonant and nonresonant scattering.

A. Scherz; W. F. Schlotter; K. Chen; R. Rick; J. Stöhr; J. Lüning; I. McNulty; Ch. Günther; F. Radu; W. Eberhardt; O. Hellwig; S. Eisebitt

2007-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:00 In principle, tri-block copolymers (tri-BCPs), consisting of three chemically distinct polymers covalently joined together at the ends of each polymer chain, can serve as scaffolds and templates for fabricating a vast number of nanostructures. While quantitatively understanding the details of the morphology and the manner in which the different blocks interact with surfaces and interfaces is critical to success, previous experiments have been few. Now, an international team from the United States, Korea, and Japan has succeeded in combining resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSoXS) at ALS Beamline 11.0.1 with transmission electron microscopy tomography (TEMT) and other techniques to unambiguously determine morphologies comprising two nested hexagonally packed arrays of nanoscopic, cylindrical microdomains in the bulk and a core-shell nanostructure in a thin film. Not only has this work revealed a new phase of ABC tri-block copolymer with complicated morphology, it has illustrated the importance of RSoXS as a unique, powerful tool for examining complex, multi-component systems that could not be characterized with conventional methods.

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print In principle, tri-block copolymers (tri-BCPs), consisting of three chemically distinct polymers covalently joined together at the ends of each polymer chain, can serve as scaffolds and templates for fabricating a vast number of nanostructures. While quantitatively understanding the details of the morphology and the manner in which the different blocks interact with surfaces and interfaces is critical to success, previous experiments have been few. Now, an international team from the United States, Korea, and Japan has succeeded in combining resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSoXS) at ALS Beamline 11.0.1 with transmission electron microscopy tomography (TEMT) and other techniques to unambiguously determine morphologies comprising two nested hexagonally packed arrays of nanoscopic, cylindrical microdomains in the bulk and a core-shell nanostructure in a thin film. Not only has this work revealed a new phase of ABC tri-block copolymer with complicated morphology, it has illustrated the importance of RSoXS as a unique, powerful tool for examining complex, multi-component systems that could not be characterized with conventional methods.

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print In principle, tri-block copolymers (tri-BCPs), consisting of three chemically distinct polymers covalently joined together at the ends of each polymer chain, can serve as scaffolds and templates for fabricating a vast number of nanostructures. While quantitatively understanding the details of the morphology and the manner in which the different blocks interact with surfaces and interfaces is critical to success, previous experiments have been few. Now, an international team from the United States, Korea, and Japan has succeeded in combining resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSoXS) at ALS Beamline 11.0.1 with transmission electron microscopy tomography (TEMT) and other techniques to unambiguously determine morphologies comprising two nested hexagonally packed arrays of nanoscopic, cylindrical microdomains in the bulk and a core-shell nanostructure in a thin film. Not only has this work revealed a new phase of ABC tri-block copolymer with complicated morphology, it has illustrated the importance of RSoXS as a unique, powerful tool for examining complex, multi-component systems that could not be characterized with conventional methods.

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print In principle, tri-block copolymers (tri-BCPs), consisting of three chemically distinct polymers covalently joined together at the ends of each polymer chain, can serve as scaffolds and templates for fabricating a vast number of nanostructures. While quantitatively understanding the details of the morphology and the manner in which the different blocks interact with surfaces and interfaces is critical to success, previous experiments have been few. Now, an international team from the United States, Korea, and Japan has succeeded in combining resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSoXS) at ALS Beamline 11.0.1 with transmission electron microscopy tomography (TEMT) and other techniques to unambiguously determine morphologies comprising two nested hexagonally packed arrays of nanoscopic, cylindrical microdomains in the bulk and a core-shell nanostructure in a thin film. Not only has this work revealed a new phase of ABC tri-block copolymer with complicated morphology, it has illustrated the importance of RSoXS as a unique, powerful tool for examining complex, multi-component systems that could not be characterized with conventional methods.

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print In principle, tri-block copolymers (tri-BCPs), consisting of three chemically distinct polymers covalently joined together at the ends of each polymer chain, can serve as scaffolds and templates for fabricating a vast number of nanostructures. While quantitatively understanding the details of the morphology and the manner in which the different blocks interact with surfaces and interfaces is critical to success, previous experiments have been few. Now, an international team from the United States, Korea, and Japan has succeeded in combining resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSoXS) at ALS Beamline 11.0.1 with transmission electron microscopy tomography (TEMT) and other techniques to unambiguously determine morphologies comprising two nested hexagonally packed arrays of nanoscopic, cylindrical microdomains in the bulk and a core-shell nanostructure in a thin film. Not only has this work revealed a new phase of ABC tri-block copolymer with complicated morphology, it has illustrated the importance of RSoXS as a unique, powerful tool for examining complex, multi-component systems that could not be characterized with conventional methods.

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers  

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering of Tri-Block Copolymers Print In principle, tri-block copolymers (tri-BCPs), consisting of three chemically distinct polymers covalently joined together at the ends of each polymer chain, can serve as scaffolds and templates for fabricating a vast number of nanostructures. While quantitatively understanding the details of the morphology and the manner in which the different blocks interact with surfaces and interfaces is critical to success, previous experiments have been few. Now, an international team from the United States, Korea, and Japan has succeeded in combining resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSoXS) at ALS Beamline 11.0.1 with transmission electron microscopy tomography (TEMT) and other techniques to unambiguously determine morphologies comprising two nested hexagonally packed arrays of nanoscopic, cylindrical microdomains in the bulk and a core-shell nanostructure in a thin film. Not only has this work revealed a new phase of ABC tri-block copolymer with complicated morphology, it has illustrated the importance of RSoXS as a unique, powerful tool for examining complex, multi-component systems that could not be characterized with conventional methods.

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An In-vacuum Diffractometer for Resonant elastic Soft X-ray Scattering  

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We describe the design, construction, and performance of a 4-circle in-vacuum diffractometer for resonant elastic soft x-ray scattering. The diffractometer, installed on the resonant elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering beamline at the Canadian Light Source, includes 9 in-vacuum motions driven by in-vacuum stepper motors and operates in ultra-high vacuum at base pressure of 2 x 10{sup -10} Torr. Cooling to a base temperature of 18 K is provided with a closed-cycle cryostat. The diffractometer includes a choice of 3 photon detectors: a photodiode, a channeltron, and a 2D sensitive channelplate detector. Along with variable slit and filter options, these detectors are suitable for studying a wide range of phenomena having both weak and strong diffraction signals. Example measurements of diffraction and reflectivity in Nd-doped (La,Sr){sub 2}CuO{sub 4} and thin film (Ga,Mn)As are shown.

D Hawthorn; F He; L Venema; H Davis; A Achkar; J Zhang; R Sutarto; H Wadati; A Radi; et al.

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant Soft X-Ray Contrast Variation Methods as Composition-Specific Probes of Thin Polymer Film Structure  

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We have developed complementary soft x-ray scattering and reflectometry techniques that allow for the morphological analysis of thin polymer films without resorting to chemical modification or isotopic 2 labeling. With these techniques, we achieve significant, x-ray energy-dependent contrast between carbon atoms in different chemical environments using soft x-ray resonance at the carbon edge. Because carbon-containing samples absorb strongly in this region, the scattering length density depends on both the real and imaginary parts of the atomic scattering factors. Using a model polymer film of poly(styrene-b-methyl methacrylate), we show that the soft x-ray reflectivity data is much more sensitive to these atomic scattering factors than the soft x-ray scattering data. Nevertheless, fits to both types of data yield useful morphological details on the polymer?slamellar structure that are consistent with each other and with literature values.

Welch, Cynthia; Welch, Cynthia F.; Hjelm, Rex P.; Mang, Joseph T.; Hawley, Marilyn E.; Wrobleski, Debra A.; Orler, E. Bruce; Kortright, Jeffrey B

2008-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of soft x-ray lasers  

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The high brightness and short pulse duration of soft x-ray lasers provide unique advantages for novel applications. Imaging of biological specimens using x-ray lasers has been demonstrated by several groups. Other applications to fields such as chemistry, material science, plasma diagnostics, and lithography are beginning to emerge. We review the current status of soft x-ray lasers from the perspective of applications, and present an overview of the applications currently being developed.

Skinner, C.H.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optics for X-Ray Laser and Laser Plasma Soft X-Ray Radiation  

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Focusing X-ray grazing incidence optics for X-ray laser and laser plasma soft X-ray radiation has been studied. ... computer code. Parabolic axisymmetric mirror for focusing Princeton X-ray laser beam and ellipso...

L. Pina; A. Inneman; R. Hudec

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy  

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Wednesday, 30 November 2005 00:00 Electron and x-ray...

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Resonant soft X-ray emission spectroscopy of vanadium oxides andrelated compounds  

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In today's information world, bits of data are processed by semiconductor chips, and stored in the magnetic disk drives. But tomorrow's information technology may see magnetism (spin) and semiconductivity (charge) combined in one ''spintronic'' device that exploits both charge and ''spin'' to carry data (the best of two worlds). Spintronic devices such as spin valve transistors, spin light emitting diodes, non-volatile memory, logic devices, optical isolators and ultra-fast optical switches are some of the areas of interest for introducing the ferromagnetic properties at room temperature in a semiconductor to make it multifunctional. The potential advantages of such spintronic devices will be higher speed, greater efficiency, and better stability at a reduced power consumption. This Thesis contains two main topics: In-depth understanding of magnetism in Mn doped ZnO, and our search and identification of at least six new above room temperature ferromagnetic semiconductors. Both complex doped ZnO based new materials, as well as a number of nonoxides like phosphides, and sulfides suitably doped with Mn or Cu are shown to give rise to ferromagnetism above room temperature. Some of the highlights of this work are discovery of room temperature ferromagnetism in: (1) ZnO:Mn (paper in Nature Materials, Oct issue, 2003); (2) ZnO doped with Cu (containing no magnetic elements in it); (3) GaP doped with Cu (again containing no magnetic elements in it); (4) Enhancement of Magnetization by Cu co-doping in ZnO:Mn; and (5) CdS doped with Mn, and a few others not reported in this thesis. We discuss in detail the first observation of ferromagnetism above room temperature in the form of powder, bulk pellets, in 2-3 {micro}m thick transparent pulsed laser deposited films of the Mn (< 4 at.%) doped ZnO. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) spectra recorded from 2 to 200nm areas showed homogeneous distribution of Mn substituting for Zn a 2{sup +} state in the ZnO lattice. Ferromagnetic Resonance (FMR) technique is used to confirm the existence of ferromagnetic ordering at temperatures as high as 425K. The ab initio calculations were found to be consistent with the observation of ferromagnetism arising from fully polarized Mn 2{sup +} state. The key to observed room temperature ferromagnetism in this system is the low temperature processing, which prevents formation of clusters, secondary phases and the host ZnO from becoming n-type. The electronic structure of the same Mn doped ZnO thin films studied using XAS, XES and RIXS. revealed a strong hybridization between Mn 3d and O 2p states, which is an important characteristic of a Dilute magnetic Semiconductor (DMS). It is shown that the various processing conditions like sintering temperature, dopant concentration and the properties of precursors used for making of DMS have a great influence on the final properties. Use of various experimental techniques to verify the physical properties, and to understand the mechanism involved to give rise to ferromagnetism is presented. Methods to improve the magnetic moment in Mn doped ZnO are also described. New promising DMS materials (such as Cu doped ZnO are explored). The demonstrated new capability to fabricate powder, pellets, and thin films of room temperature ferromagnetic semiconductors thus makes possible the realization of a wide range of complex elements for a variety of new multifunctional phenomena related to Spintronic devices as well as magneto-optic components.

Schmitt, Thorsten

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-Ray and Vacuum Ultraviolet Based Spectroscopy of the Actinides  

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The subjects of discussion included: VUV photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Synchrotron-radiation-based photoelectron spectroscopy, Soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy, Soft x-ray emission spectroscopy, Inverse photoelectron spectroscopy, Bremstrahlung Isochromat Spectroscopy, Low energy IPES, Resonant inverse photoelectron spectroscopy.

Tobin, J G

2011-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflection soft X-ray microscope and method  

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A reflection soft X-ray microscope is provided by generating soft X-ray beams, condensing the X-ray beams to strike a surface of an object at a predetermined angle, and focusing the X-ray beams reflected from the surface onto a detector, for recording an image of the surface or near surface features of the object under observation.

Suckewer, Szymon (Princeton, NJ); Skinner, Charles H. (Lawrenceville, NJ); Rosser, Roy (Princeton, NJ)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray laser microscope  

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The program consisted of two phases (Phase I and Phase II). The goal of the Phase I (first year program) was to design and construct the Soft X-ray Laser Contact Microscope. Such microscope was constructed and adapted to PPL's 18.2nm soft X-ray Laser (SXL), which in turn was modified and prepared for microscopy experiments. Investigation of the photoresist response to 18.2nm laser radiation and transmissivity of 0.1m thick silicion-nitride (Si[sub 3]N[sub 4]) windows were important initial works. The goal of the first year of Phase II was to construct X-ray contact microscope in combination with existing optical phase microscope, already used by biologists. In the second year of Phase II study of dehydrated Horeseshoe Crab and Hela cancer cells were performed with COXRALM. Also during Phase II, the Imaging X-Ray Laser Microscope (IXRALM) was designed and constructed. This paper describes the development of each of the microscopes and their application for research.

Suckewer, P.I.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy  

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Electron and x-ray microscopes are a valuable tool for both the life and materials sciences, but they are limited in...

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Soft x-ray resist characterization: Studies with a laser plasma x-ray source  

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Little work has been performed to characterize the exposure sensitivity, contrast, and tone of candidate resists for photon energies between 100--300 eV, the range in which projection soft x-ray lithography will be developed. We report here the characterization of near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectra, exposure sensitivity, contrast, and post-exposure processing of selected polysilane resists at photon energies close to the Si L{sub 2,3} absorption edge (100 eV). We find absorption resonance features in the NEXAFS spectra which we assign to excitation into Si--Si and Si--C {sigma}* orbitals. Using monochromatized XUV exposures on the Si--Si {sigma}* resonance at 105 eV, followed by solvent dissolution development, we have measured the exposure sensitivity curves of these resists. We find sensitivities in the range of 600--3000 mJ/cm{sup 2} and contrasts in the range from 0.5--1.4, depending on the polysilane side chain. We have also performed exposure sensitivity measurements at 92 eV, below the edge. Sensitivity decreases slightly compared to 105 eV exposures and the saturation depth and contrast both increase, as expected. We find also that exposing resist films to oxygen after XUV exposure, but before development increases the sensitivity markedly. 7 figs.

Kubiak, G.D.; Outka, D.A. (Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (USA)); Zeigler, J.M. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy  

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Electron and x-ray microscopes are a valuable tool for both the life and materials sciences, but they are limited in their ability to image with nanometer-scale resolution in three dimensions nonperiodic objects that are several microns in size. To fill this gap, the technique of coherent x-ray diffraction imaging now under development takes advantage of the penetrating power of x rays while simultaneously removing the limitations imposed by lens-based optical systems. Researchers from Stony Brook University, in collaboration with scientists at the ALS and Cornell University, have taken a large step in this direction by using a lensless x-ray diffraction microscope to image a freeze-dried yeast cell to better than 30-nm resolution. Images were made at several angular orientations of the cell.

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy  

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Electron and x-ray microscopes are a valuable tool for both the life and materials sciences, but they are limited in their ability to image with nanometer-scale resolution in three dimensions nonperiodic objects that are several microns in size. To fill this gap, the technique of coherent x-ray diffraction imaging now under development takes advantage of the penetrating power of x rays while simultaneously removing the limitations imposed by lens-based optical systems. Researchers from Stony Brook University, in collaboration with scientists at the ALS and Cornell University, have taken a large step in this direction by using a lensless x-ray diffraction microscope to image a freeze-dried yeast cell to better than 30-nm resolution. Images were made at several angular orientations of the cell.

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy  

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Electron and x-ray microscopes are a valuable tool for both the life and materials sciences, but they are limited in their ability to image with nanometer-scale resolution in three dimensions nonperiodic objects that are several microns in size. To fill this gap, the technique of coherent x-ray diffraction imaging now under development takes advantage of the penetrating power of x rays while simultaneously removing the limitations imposed by lens-based optical systems. Researchers from Stony Brook University, in collaboration with scientists at the ALS and Cornell University, have taken a large step in this direction by using a lensless x-ray diffraction microscope to image a freeze-dried yeast cell to better than 30-nm resolution. Images were made at several angular orientations of the cell.

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy  

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Electron and x-ray microscopes are a valuable tool for both the life and materials sciences, but they are limited in their ability to image with nanometer-scale resolution in three dimensions nonperiodic objects that are several microns in size. To fill this gap, the technique of coherent x-ray diffraction imaging now under development takes advantage of the penetrating power of x rays while simultaneously removing the limitations imposed by lens-based optical systems. Researchers from Stony Brook University, in collaboration with scientists at the ALS and Cornell University, have taken a large step in this direction by using a lensless x-ray diffraction microscope to image a freeze-dried yeast cell to better than 30-nm resolution. Images were made at several angular orientations of the cell.

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Burning plasmas with ultrashort soft-x-ray flashing  

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Fast ignition with narrow-band coherent x-ray pulses has been revisited for cryogenic deuterium-tritium (DT) plasma conditions achieved on the OMEGA Laser System. In contrast to using hard-x-rays (hv = 3-6 keV) proposed in the original x-ray fast-ignition proposal, we find that soft-x-ray sources with hv Almost-Equal-To 500 eV photons can be suitable for igniting the dense DT-plasmas achieved on OMEGA. Two-dimensional radiation-hydrodynamics simulations have identified the break-even conditions for realizing such a 'hybrid' ignition scheme (direct-drive compression with soft-x-ray heating) with 50-{mu}m-offset targets: {approx}10 ps soft-x-ray pulse (hv Almost-Equal-To 500 eV) with a total energy of 500-1000 J to be focused into a 10 {mu}m spot-size. A variety of x-ray pulse parameters have also been investigated for optimization. It is noted that an order of magnitude increase in neutron yield has been predicted even with x-ray energy as low as {approx}50 J. Scaling this idea to a 1 MJ large-scale target, a gain above {approx}30 can be reached with the same soft-x-ray pulse at 1.65 kJ energy. Even though such energetic x-ray sources do not currently exist, we hope that the proposed ignition scheme may stimulate efforts on generating powerful soft-x-ray sources in the near future.

Hu, S. X.; Goncharov, V. N.; Skupsky, S. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623-1299 (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-Ray Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Molecular Environmental...  

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Soft X-Ray Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Molecular Environmental Science Beamline at the Advanced Light Source. Soft X-Ray Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Molecular...

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A compact scanning soft X-ray microscope  

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Soft x-ray microscopes operating at wavelengths between 2.3 nm and 4.4 nm are capable of imaging wet biological cells with a resolution many times that of a visible light microscope. Several such soft x-ray microscopes have been constructed. However, with the exception of contact microscopes, all use synchrotrons as the source of soft x-ray radiation and Fresnel zone plates as the focusing optics. These synchrotron based microscopes are very successful but have the disadvantage of limited access. This dissertation reviews the construction and performance of a compact scanning soft x-ray microscope whose size and accessibility is comparable to that of an electron microscope. The microscope uses a high-brightness laser-produced plasma as the soft x-ray source and normal incidence multilayer-coated mirrors in a Schwarzschild configuration as the focusing optics. The microscope operates at a wavelength of 14 nm, has a spatial resolution of 0.5 {mu}m, and has a soft x-ray photon flux through the focus of 10{sup 4}-10{sup 5} s{sup {minus}1} when operated with only 170 mW of average laser power. The complete system, including the laser, fits on a single 4{prime} x 8{prime} optical table. The significant components of the compact microscope are the laser-produced plasma (LPP) source, the multilayer coatings, and the Schwarzschild objective. These components are reviewed, both with regard to their particular use in the current microscope and with regard to extending the microscope performance to higher resolution, higher speed, and operation at shorter wavelengths. Measurements of soft x-ray emission and debris emission from our present LPP source are presented and considerations given for an optimal LPP source. The LPP source was also used as a broadband soft x-ray source for measurement of normal incidence multilayer mirror reflectance in the 10-25 nm spectral region.

Trail, J.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOFT X-RAY EMISSIONS FROM PLANETS, MOONS, AND COMETS A. Bhardwaj(1)  

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SOFT X-RAY EMISSIONS FROM PLANETS, MOONS, AND COMETS A. Bhardwaj(1) , G. R. Gladstone(2) , R. F to radiate in the soft x-ray energy ( the generation of soft x-rays from these objects, whereas in the hard x-ray energy range (>10 keV) x-rays mainly

Johnson, Robert E.

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy  

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Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Biological Imaging by Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Print Wednesday, 30 November 2005 00:00 Electron and x-ray microscopes are a valuable tool for both the life and materials sciences, but they are limited in their ability to image with nanometer-scale resolution in three dimensions nonperiodic objects that are several microns in size. To fill this gap, the technique of coherent x-ray diffraction imaging now under development takes advantage of the penetrating power of x rays while simultaneously removing the limitations imposed by lens-based optical systems. Researchers from Stony Brook University, in collaboration with scientists at the ALS and Cornell University, have taken a large step in this direction by using a lensless x-ray diffraction microscope to image a freeze-dried yeast cell to better than 30-nm resolution. Images were made at several angular orientations of the cell.

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Inelastic X-ray and Nuclear Resonant Scattering  

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... Search About User Information News & Events Science & Education Beamlines Divisions Argonne Home > Advanced Photon Source > Inelastic X-ray and Nuclear Resonant Scattering...

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Generating coherent broadband continuum soft-x-ray radiation by  

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Generating coherent broadband continuum soft-x-ray radiation by attosecond ionization gating Thomas as the driver for high-harmonic generation that has a cosine-like electric field stabilized with respect the generation of broadband and tunable attosecond pulses. Instead of fixing the carrier-envelope phase

Neumark, Daniel M.

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Soft X-Ray Spectroscopic Study of Dense Strontium-Doped Lanthanum...  

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Soft X-Ray Spectroscopic Study of Dense Strontium-Doped Lanthanum Manganite Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications. Soft X-Ray Spectroscopic Study of Dense Strontium-Doped...

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Wednesday, 31 August 2005 00:00...

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Soft x-ray laser microscope. Final report  

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The program consisted of two phases (Phase I and Phase II). The goal of the Phase I (first year program) was to design and construct the Soft X-ray Laser Contact Microscope. Such microscope was constructed and adapted to PPL`s 18.2nm soft X-ray Laser (SXL), which in turn was modified and prepared for microscopy experiments. Investigation of the photoresist response to 18.2nm laser radiation and transmissivity of 0.1m thick silicion-nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) windows were important initial works. The goal of the first year of Phase II was to construct X-ray contact microscope in combination with existing optical phase microscope, already used by biologists. In the second year of Phase II study of dehydrated Horeseshoe Crab and Hela cancer cells were performed with COXRALM. Also during Phase II, the Imaging X-Ray Laser Microscope (IXRALM) was designed and constructed. This paper describes the development of each of the microscopes and their application for research.

Suckewer, P.I.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft-X-Ray-Charged Vertical Electrets and Its Application to Electrostatic Transducers  

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Soft-X-Ray-Charged Vertical Electrets and Its Application to Electrostatic Transducers Makoto A novel charging method for vertical electrets in narrow gaps using soft X-rays has been developed is necessary after charging the electrets. Recently, we have developed a new charging method using soft X-ray

Kasagi, Nobuhide

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Soft X-ray tomography of phenotypic switching and the cellular response to antifungal peptoids  

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Soft X-ray tomography of phenotypic switching and the cellular response to antifungal peptoids that circumvent fungal drug- resistance mechanisms. In this work we used soft X-ray tomogra- phy to image of an entire, fully functional biological system, i.e., in the milieu of a cell (8, 10). Recently, soft X-ray

Barron, Annelise E.

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The Soft X-ray Polarimeter and Applications at BSRF  

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A novel compact polarimeter for the use in soft x-ray region having high-precision eight-axis automatically driven and two-axis manually driven equipped with multilayer polarizers was developed at the Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF). The polarimeter was designed to utilize reflection and transmission geometry. Four operational modes have been designed and carried out with the polarimeter. Some experiments have been performed by using this polarimeter with various modes.

Cui Mingqi; Sun Lijuan; Zhu, Jie; Chen Kai; Yan Fen; Zheng Lei; Zhao Yidong [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (China); Wang Zhanshan; Zhu Jingtao [Department of Physics, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092 (China); Xue Song [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201204 (China)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray Pulsations in Solar Flares  

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The soft X-ray emissions of solar flares come mainly from the bright coronal loops at the highest temperatures normally achieved in the flare process. Their ubiquity has led to their use as a standard measure of flare occurrence and energy, although the bulk of the total flare energy goes elsewhere. Recently Dolla et al. (2012) noted quasi-periodic pulsations (QPP) in the soft X-ray signature of the X-class flare SOL2011-02-15, as observed by the standard photometric data from the GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) spacecraft. We analyze the suitability of the GOES data for this kind of analysis and find them to be generally valuable after Sept. 2010 (GOES-15). We then extend Dolla et al. results to a list of X-class flares from Cycle 24, and show that most of them display QPP in the impulsive phase. During the impulsive phase the footpoints of the newly-forming flare loops may also contribute to the observed soft X-ray variations. The QPP show up cleanly in both channels of the GOES dat...

Simões, Paulo J A; Fletcher, Lyndsay

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of a Frozen Hydrated Yeast Cell Xiaojing Huang,1  

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Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of a Frozen Hydrated Yeast Cell Xiaojing Huang,1 Johanna Nelson,1 eukaryotic cell using x-ray diffraction microscopy, or coherent x-ray diffraction imaging. By plunge freezingV x rays were recorded and reconstructed to reveal a budding yeast cell at a resolution better than 25

Mohseni, Hooman

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Magnetism studies using resonant, coherent, x-ray scattering...  

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Magnetism studies using resonant, coherent, x-ray scattering Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:00am SLAC, Bldg. 137, Room 226 Keoki Seu Seminar: With the advent of free electron...

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X-Ray Astronomy to Resonant Theranostics for Cancer Treatment  

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X-Ray Astronomy to Resonant Theranostics for Cancer Treatment Sultana N. Nahar Department-Plasma Theranostics or RNPT, which gives indication for one most efficient way for destruction of malignant cells. 1

Nahar, Sultana Nurun

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New Developments in Femtosecond Soft X-ray Spectroscopy  

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Recent instrumentation developments in X-ray spectroscopy for ultra-fast time-resolved measurements with soft X-rays done in HZB Berlin during the last years are described. The significant performance improvements achieved this way are based on Fresnel diffraction from structures being fabricated on a surface of a total externally reflecting mirror. The first type of this spectrometer, an off-axis reflection zone plate, has been implemented at the BESSY Femtoslicing setup and shows on the order of 20 times higher flux in the focal plane compared to the classical grating monochromator beamline. It has proven to serve very precise experiments with a time resolution down to 100 fs on magnetic materials after optical laser pulse excitation.

Erko, A.; Firsov, A.; Holldack, K. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Elektronenspeicherring BESSY II, Albert Einstein str.15, Berlin (Germany)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray properties of Ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies  

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A sample of 323 Ultraluminous IRAS galaxies (ULIRGs) has been correlated with the ROSAT All-Sky Survey and ROSAT public pointed observations. 22 objects are detected in ROSAT survey observations, and 6 ULIRGs are detected in addition in ROSAT public pointed observations. The detection is based on a visual inspection of the X-ray contour maps overlaid on optical images of ULIRGs taken from the Digitized Sky Survey. Simple power law fits were used to compute the absorption-corrected fluxes of the ROSAT detected ULIRGs. The ratio of the soft X-ray flux to the far-infrared luminosity is used to estimate the contribution from starburst and AGN emitting processes. These results are compared with the ISO SWS ULIRG diagnostic diagram.

Th. Boller

1999-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Femtosecond diffractive imaging with a soft-X-ray free-electron laser  

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LETTERS Femtosecond diffractive imaging with a soft-X-ray free-electron laser HENRY N. CHAPMAN1 of this principle using the FLASH soft-X-ray free-electron laser. An intense 25 fs, 4 Ã? 1013 W cm-2 pulse by one10 . X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs) are expected to permit diffractive imaging at high

Loss, Daniel

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Gain dynamics in a soft X-ray laser ampli er perturbed by a strong injected X-ray eld  

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Seeding soft X-ray plasma ampli ers with high harmonics has been demonstrated to generate high-brightness soft X-ray laser pulses with full spatial and temporal coherence. The interaction between the injected coherent eld and the swept-gain medium has been modelled. However, no exper- iment has been conducted to probe the gain dynamics when perturbed by a strong external seed eld. Here, we report the rst X-ray pump X-ray probe measurement of the nonlinear response of a plasma ampli er perturbed by a strong soft X-ray ultra-short pulse. We injected a sequence of two time-delayed high-harmonic pulses (l518.9 nm) into a collisionally excited nickel-like molybdenum plasma to measure with femto-second resolution the gain depletion induced by the saturated ampli cation of the high-harmonic pump and its subsequent recovery. The measured fast gain recovery in 1.5 1.75 ps con rms the possibility to generate ultra-intense, fully phase-coherent soft X-ray lasers by chirped pulse ampli cation in plasma ampli ers.

Wang, Yong [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Wang, Shoujun [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Oliva, E [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas] [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas; Lu, L [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas] [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL] [ORNL; Yin, Liang [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Nejdl, J [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Luther, Brad [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Proux, C [Laboratoire d’Optique Applique´e, ENSTA, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique] [Laboratoire d’Optique Applique´e, ENSTA, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique; Le, T. T. [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas] [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas; Dunn, James [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Ros, D [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas] [Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Gaz et des Plasmas; Zeitoun, Philippe [École Polytechnique] [École Polytechnique; Rocca, Jorge [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray yield from NX2 plasma focus  

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The Lee model code is used to compute neon soft x-ray yield Y sxr for the NX2 plasma focus as a function of pressure. Comparison with measured Y sxr shows reasonable agreement in the Y sxr versus pressure curve the absolute maximum yield as well as the optimum pressure. This gives confidence that the code gives a good representation of the neon plasma focus in terms of gross properties including speeds and trajectories and soft x-ray yields despite its lack of modeling localized regions of higher densities and temperatures. Computed current curves versus pressure are presented and discussed particularly in terms of the dynamic resistance of the axial phase. Computed gross properties of the plasma focus including peak discharge current I peak pinch current I pinch minimum pinch radius r min plasma density at the middle duration of pinch n pinch and plasma temperature at middle duration of pinch T pinch are presented and the trends in variation of these are discussed to explain the peaking of Y sxr at optimum pressure.

S. Lee; R. S. Rawat; P. Lee; S. H. Saw

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological soft X-ray tomography on beamline 2.1 at the Advanced Light Source  

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Beamline 2.1, a transmission soft X-ray microscope at the Advanced Light Source of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is described.

Le Gros, M.A.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integral and temporal characteristics of soft X-rays of the PF-4 plasma focus setup  

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Soft X-rays of a setup with a power from 1.5 to 5 kJ, operating with argon, were measured using X-ray pinhole cameras and SPPD 11-04 detectors. Integral measurements of X-rays in energy ranges above 1.2, 1.5, ...

S. P. Eliseev; V. Ya. Nikulin; P. V. Silin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Slope Metrology on Deformable Soft X-ray Mirrors  

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We report on the current state of surface slope metrology on deformable mirrors for soft x-rays at the Advanced Light Source (ALS). While we are developing techniques for in situ at-wavelength tuning, we are refining methods of ex situ visible-light optical metrology to achieve sub-100-nrad accuracy. This paper reports on laboratory studies, measurements and tuning of a deformable test-KB mirror prior to its use. The test mirror was bent to a much different optical configuration than its original design, achieving a 0.38 micro-radian residual slope error. Modeling shows that in some cases, by including the image conjugate distance as an additional free parameter in the alignment, along with the two force couples, fourth-order tangential shape errors (the so-called bird shape) can be reduced or eliminated.

Yuan Sheng; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Celestre, Rich; Church, Matthew; McKinney, Wayne R.; Morrison, Greg; Warwick, Tony [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Goldberg, Kenneth A. [Center for X-ray Optics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Near Infrared observations of Soft X-ray selected AGN  

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We report the results of near infrared observations of 19 soft X-ray selected AGN. The goal of the observations was to search for strong, narrow Paschen-alpha or Brackett-gamma emission lines, as a sign of nuclear starbursts. We found Pa-alpha emission in the spectra of 11 sources and Br-gamma in at least five. Strong NIR emission has been found in two sources, CBS 126 and Mkn 766, both objects with strong [OIII]5007 emission, weak FeII emission and wavelength dependent degree of polarization in the optical. Classical Narrow Line Seyfert 1 galaxies do not show exceptionally strong NIR emission lines. We present the results of our study and discuss how our findings fit into an evolutionary scheme of AGN.

D. Grupe; H. -C Thomas

2002-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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TiO2 Nanoparticles as a Soft X-ray Molecular Probe  

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With the emergence of soft x-ray techniques for imaging cells, there is a pressing need to develop protein localization probes that can be unambiguously identified within the region of x-ray spectrum used for imaging. TiO2 nanocrystal colloids, which have a strong absorption cross-section within the "water-window" region of x-rays, areideally suited as soft x-ray microscopy probes. To demonstrate their efficacy, TiO2-streptavidin nanoconjugates were prepared and subsequently labeled microtubules polymerized from biotinylated tubulin. The microtubules were imaged using scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM), and the TiO2 nanoparticle tags were specifically identified using x-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES). These experiments demonstrate that TiO2 nanoparticles are potential probes for protein localization analyses using soft x-ray microscopy.

Larabell, Carolyn; Ashcroft, Jared M.; Gu, Weiwei; Zhang, Tierui; Hughes, Steven M.; Hartman, Keith B.; Hofmann, Cristina; Kanaras, Antonios G.; Kilcoyne, David A.; Le Gros, Mark; Yin, Yadong; Alivisatos, A. Paul; Larabell, Carolyn A.

2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward the development of a soft x-ray reflection imaging microscope in the Schwarzschild configuration using a soft x-ray laser at 18. 2 nm  

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We present the recent results obtained from a soft X-ray reflection imaging microscope in the Schwarzschild configuration. The microscope demonstrated a spatial resolution of 0.7 {mu}m with a magnification of 16 at 18.2 nm. The soft X-ray laser at 18.2 nm was used as an X-ray source. Mo/Si multilayers were coated on the Schwarzschild optics and the normal incidence reflectivity at 18.2 nm per surface was measured to be {approximately} 20 %. 18 refs., 6 figs.

Dicicco, D.; Rosser, R. (Princeton X-Ray Laser, Inc., Monmouth Junction, NJ (United States)); Kim, D.; Suckewer, S. (Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant inelastic soft-x-ray scattering spectra at the N1s and C1s edges of poly(pyridine-2,5-diyl)  

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Resonant inelastic scattering measurements of poly(pyridine-2,5-diyl) have been performed at the N1s and C1s edges using synchrotron radiation. For comparison, molecular orbital calculations of the spectra have been carried out with the repeat unit as a model molecule of the polymer chain. The resonant emission spectra show depletion of the p electron bands which is consistent with symmetry selection and momentum conservation rules. The depletion is most obvious in the resonant inelastic scattering spectra of carbon while the nitrogen spectra are dominated by lone pair n orbital emission of s symmetry and are less excitation energy dependent. By comparing the measurements to calculations an isomeric dependence of the resonant spectra is found giving preference to two of the four possible isomers in the polymer.

Magnuson, M; Guo, J - H; Såthe, C; Agui, A; Nordgren, J; Luo, Y; Ågren, H; Johansson, N; Salaneck, W R; Horsburgh, L E; Monkman, A P; 10.1016/S0368-2048(98)00354-5

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE X-RAY OUTBURSTS OF TRANSIENT ANOMALOUS X-RAY PULSARS AND SOFT GAMMA-RAY REPEATERS  

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We show that the X-ray outburst light curves of four transient anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) and soft gamma-ray repeaters (SGRs), namely, XTE J1810-197, SGR 0501+4516, SGR 1627-41, and CXOU J164710.2-455216, can be produced by the fallback disk model that was also applied to the outburst light curves of persistent AXPs and SGRs in our earlier work. The model solves the diffusion equation for the relaxation of a disk that has been pushed back by a soft gamma-ray burst. The sets of main disk parameters used for these transient sources are very similar to each other and to those employed in our earlier models of persistent AXPs and SGRs. There is a characteristic difference between the X-ray outburst light curves of transient and persistent sources. This can be explained by the differences in the disk surface density profiles of the transient and persistent sources in quiescence indicated by their quiescent X-ray luminosities. Our results imply that a viscous disk instability operating at a critical temperature in the range of {approx}1300-2800 K is a common property of all fallback disks around AXPs and SGRs. The effect of the instability is more pronounced and starts earlier for the sources with lower quiescent luminosities, which leads to the observable differences in the X-ray enhancement light curves of transient and persistent sources. A single active disk model with the same basic disk parameters can account for the enhancement phases of both transient and persistent AXPs and SGRs. We also present a detailed parameter study to show the effects of disk parameters on the evolution of the X-ray luminosity of AXPs and SGRs in the X-ray enhancement phases.

Cal Latin-Small-Letter-Dotless-I skan, Sirin; Ertan, Uenal [Sabanc Latin-Small-Letter-Dotless-I University, Orhanl Latin-Small-Letter-Dotless-I -Tuzla, Istanbul, 34956 (Turkey)

2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of microbeam using tabletop soft X-ray laser  

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An X-ray microprobe with a sub-micron size beam and high intensity can provide X-ray analyses with a remarkable spatial resolution. We have performed focusing of an X-ray laser output into a sub-micron beam for the first time. In our experiment, an X-ray laser of Li-like Al 3d–4f transition at 15.47 nm was delivered from an unstable cavity consisting of a concave mirror and a flat mirror with a square orifice of 100×100 ?m in size. The beam from the orifice was then focused by using a Schwarzschild mirror coated with a Mo/Si multilayer. An X-ray beam size with a diameter of about 0.45 ?m and an estimated photon number of about 2×106 photons per shot was achieved. Such sources could be well suited for the realization of X-ray microprobes.

Tadayuki Ohchi; Naohiro Yamaguchi; Chiemi Fujikawa; Tamio Hara

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Wednesday, 31 August 2005 00:00 Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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Compact scanning soft-x-ray microscope using a laser-produced plasma source and normal-incidence multilayer mirrors  

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We have constructed a scanning soft-x-ray microscope that uses a laser-produced plasma as the soft-x-ray source and normal-incidence multilayer-coated mirrors in a Schwarzschild...

Trail, J A; Byer, R L

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shining Soft X-rays on Magnetic Structures  

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...2) demonstrate the power of x-ray magneto-optics in a synchroton study of single crystalline FePd layers, which provides...2) demonstrate the power of x-ray magneto-optics in a synchroton study of single crystalline FePd layers, which provides detailed...

Ulrich Hillebrecht

1999-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray reflectometry applied to the evaluation of surface roughness variation during the deposition of thin films  

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1645 Soft X-ray reflectometry applied to the evaluation of surface roughness variation during). The surface roughness evolution was calculated as a function of thickness from the soft X-ray reflectance Abstracts 07.60H - 68.20 - 68.55 - 78.65 Introduction. Soft X-ray reflectometry (SXR) was introduced

Boyer, Edmond

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Photon Sciences | Beamlines | CSX: Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and  

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CSX: Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and polarization CSX: Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and polarization X-Ray 1 Poster | X-Ray 2 Poster | Fact Sheet | Preliminary Design Report Scientific Scope The Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and Polarization (CSX) beamline design (source and optics) has been optimized to the NSLS-II parameters to provide the highest possible flux for experiments requiring either high coherence or full control of the polarization. Beamline Description The CSX beamline will be served by two identical EPU49 sources. Both EPUs are planned to operate in a canted geometry with opposite circular polarization for fast polarization switching experiments at the full polarization control (PC) branch. The EPUs will also be able to operate "phased" as a single device for high coherent flux experiments at the

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Temperature Tomography of the Soft X-Ray Corona: Measurements  

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We analyze long-exposure and off-pointing Yohkoh/SXT data of the solar corona observed on 1992 August 26. We develop a new (temperature) tomography method that is based on a forward-fitting method of a four-parameter model to the observed soft X-ray fluxes F1(h) and F2(h) of two SXT wavelength filters as a function of height h. The model is defined in terms of a differential emission measure (DEM) distribution dEM(h, T)/dT, which includes also a temperature dependence of density scale heights ?n(T) = q??T and allows us to quantify deviations (q? ? 1) from hydrostatic equilibrium (q? = 1). This parametrization facilitates a proper line-of-sight integration and relates the widely used filter ratio temperature TFR to the peak of the DEM distribution. A direct consequence of the multi-scale height atmosphere is that the filter ratio temperature TFR(h) is predicted to increase with height, even if all magnetic field lines are isothermal. Our model fitting reveals that coronal holes and quiet-Sun regions are in perfect hydrostatic equilibrium but that coronal streamers have a scale height that exceeds the hydrostatic scale height by a factor of up to q? 2.3, which underscores the dynamic nature of coronal streamers. Our density measurements in coronal holes are slightly lower than most of the white-light polarized brightness inversions and seem to come closer to the requirements of solar wind models. Our DEM model provides also a physical framework for the semiempirical Baumbach-Allen formula and quantifies the temperature ranges and degree of hydrostaticity of the K, L, and F coronae.

Markus J. Aschwanden; Loren W. Acton

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction imaging with soft x rays for projection lithography A. A. MacDowell  

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experiments with a 20X reduction Schwarzschild optic produced features as small as 50 nm. It is considered multilayer coated mirrors to image soft x rays at/or near the diffraction limit on to resist coated wafers with projection x-ray lithography. This paper will describe our experimental work using a Schwarzschild camera

Bokor, Jeffrey

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Bright High Average Power Table-top Soft X-Ray Lasers  

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We have demonstrated the generation of bright soft x-ray laser pulses with record-high average power from compact plasma amplifiers excited by ultrafast solid state lasers. These lasers have numerous applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Rocca, Jorge [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Reagan, Brendon [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Wernsing, Keith [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Luther, Brad [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Curtis, Alden [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Nichols,, Anthony [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Wang, Yong [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Alessi, David [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Martz, Dale [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Yin, Liang [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Wang, Shoujun [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Furch, Federico [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Woolston, Mark [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Patel, Dinesh [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Marconi, Mario [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Menoni, Carmen [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron yield soft X-ray photoabsorption spectroscopy under normal ambient-pressure conditions  

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Soft X-ray photoabsorption spectroscopy under normal ambient-pressure conditions using electron yield detection was demonstrated. This technique provided unambiguous photoabsorption data for hydrated transition-metal compounds and identified the different chemical states of cobalt ions.

Tamenori, Y.

2013-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray...  

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a cell. This use of soft x-ray tomography is now generating considerable interest in the pharmaceutical industry as a potential method for reducing the cost and time it takes to...

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Upgrade of the neon soft X-ray spectrometer for Alcator C-Mod  

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In order to study plasma rotation, temperature, and impurity density, a Neon Soft X-ray Spectrometer (NeSoXs) was installed on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak. This spectrometer used a spherically bent mica crystal as the ...

Podpaly, Yuri Anatoly

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility considerations of a soft-x-ray distributed feedback laser pumped by an x-ray free electron laser  

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We discuss the feasibility of a soft-x-ray distributed feedback laser (DFL) pumped by an x-ray free electron laser (X-FEL). The DFL under consideration is a Mg/SiC bi-layered Bragg reflector pumped by a single X-FEL bunch at 57.4 eV, stimulating the Mg L2,3 emission at 49 eV corresponding to the 3s-3d â??2p1/2,3/2 transition. Based on a model developed by Yariv and Yeh and an extended coupled-wave theory, we show that it would be possible to obtain a threshold gain compatible with the pumping provided by available X-FEL facilities.

André, Jean-Michel; Jonnard, Philippe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: A Variable-Energy Soft X-Ray  

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A Variable-Energy Soft X-Ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of A Variable-Energy Soft X-Ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of the Radiation-Induced Bystander Effect. Authors: Melvyn Folkard, Borivoj Vojnovic, Giuseppe Schettino, Kirk Atkinson, Kevin M Prise, Barry D Michael Institutions: Gray Cancer Institute, PO BO Box100, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, HA6 2JR, UK The Gray Cancer Institute (GCI) has pioneered the use of X-ray focussing techniques to develop systems for micro-irradiating individual cells and sub-cellular targets. Our prototype X-ray microprobe was developed alongside our existing charged-particle microbeam to address problems specific to low LET radiations, or where very precise targeting accuracy and dose delivery are required. This facility was optimised for focusing 278 eV CK X-rays; however there are a number of reasons for extending the

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: A Variable-Energy Soft X-Ray  

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A Variable-Energy Soft X-Ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of A Variable-Energy Soft X-Ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of the Radiation -Induced Bystander Effect. Authors: Melvyn Folkard, Borivoj Vojnovic, Giuseppe Schettino, Kirk Atkinson, Kevin M Prise, Barry D Michael Institutes: Gray Cancer Institute, PO Box 100, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, HA6 2JR, UK For over a decade, the Gray Cancer Institute (GCI) has been actively engaged in the development and use of micro-irradiation techniques applied to radiobiological research. Our initial investigations made use of a charged-particle microbeam capable of irradiating individual cells with collimated energetic protons or 3He ions. By the end of the 1990's, a second facility had been constructed, which uses diffractive X-ray optics to focus ultrasoft X-rays to a sub-micron spot. The X-ray microprobe was

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Borman effect in resonant diffraction of X-rays  

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A dynamic theory of resonant diffraction (occurring when the energy of incident radiation is close to the energy of the absorption edge of an element in the composition of a given substance) of synchronous X-rays is developed in the two-wave approximation in the coplanar Laue geometry for large grazing angles in perfect crystals. A sharp decrease in the absorption coefficient in the substance with simultaneously satisfied diffraction conditions (Borman effect) is demonstrated, and the theoretical and first experimental results are compared. The calculations reveal the possibility of applying this approach in analyzing the quadrupole-quadrupole contribution to the absorption coefficient.

Oreshko, A. P., E-mail: ap.oreshko@physics.msu.ru [Moscow State University (Russian Federation)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: A Variable Energy Soft X-ray  

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Variable Energy Soft X-ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of the Variable Energy Soft X-ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of the Radiation-Induced Bystander Effect Melvyn Folkard Gray Cancer Institute Why This Project The aim of this project is to determine the effects of low radiation doses using a machine that makes it possible to radiate one cell at a time. Our soft X-ray microprobe can irradiate individual cells, or locations within cells with defined doses and with sub-micron precision. We can use low doses approaching that of a single electron track, which is of relevance to environmental level exposures. Much of our work is concentrating on irradiating specified individual cells within cell populations to identify "bystander responses" where non-radiated cells respond to signals from nearby radiated cells. Higher energy x-rays are being generated to extend

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution  

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New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print New Zone Plate for Soft X-Ray Microscopy at 15-nm Spatial Resolution Print Analytical tools that combine spatial resolution with elemental and chemical identification at the nanometer scale along with large penetration depth are indispensable for the life and physical sciences. The XM-1 soft x-ray microscope at the ALS produces images that not only reveal structures but can identify their chemical elements and measure magnetic and other properties as well. Now a new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), which built and operates the XM-1, to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nm, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future.

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Development of a Time-resolved Soft X-ray Spectrometer for Laser Produced Plasma Experiments  

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A 2400 line/mm variable spaced grating spectrometer (VSG) has been used to measure soft x-ray emission (8-22 {angstrom}) from laser-produced plasma experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Compact Multipulse Terrawatt (COMET) Laser Facility. The spectrometer was coupled to a Kentech x-ray streak camera to study the temporal evolution of soft x-rays emitted from the back of mylar and copper foils irradiated at 10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}. The instrument demonstrated a resolving power of {approx} 120 at 19 {angstrom} with a time resolution of 31 ps. The time-resolved copper emission spectrum was consistent with a photodiode monitoring the laser temporal pulse shape and indicated that the soft x-ray emission follows the laser heating of the target. The time and spectral resolution of this diagnostic make it useful for studies of high temperature plasmas.

Cone, K V; Dunn, J; Schneider, M B; Baldis, H A; Brown, G V; Emig, J; James, D L; May, M J; Park, J; Shepherd, R; Widmann, K

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a time-resolved soft x-ray spectrometer for laser produced plasma experiments  

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A 2400 lines/mm variable-spaced grating spectrometer has been used to measure soft x-ray emission (8-22 A) from laser-produced plasma experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Compact Multipulse Terrawatt (COMET) Laser Facility. The spectrometer was coupled to a Kentech x-ray streak camera to study the temporal evolution of soft x rays emitted from the back of the Mylar and the copper foils irradiated at 10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}. The instrument demonstrated a resolving power of {approx}120 at 19 A with a time resolution of 31 ps. The time-resolved copper emission spectrum was consistent with a photodiode monitoring the laser temporal pulse shape and indicated that the soft x-ray emission follows the laser heating of the target. The time and spectral resolutions of this diagnostic make it useful for studies of high temperature plasmas.

Cone, K. V.; Park, J. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Dunn, J.; Schneider, M. B.; Brown, G. V.; Emig, J.; James, D. L.; May, M. J.; Shepherd, R.; Widmann, K. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Baldis, H. A. [University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution imaging with soft x-rays  

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...concave surface of the larger mirror, where a second reflection...the surface of the spherical mirrors is the main limitation, and...achievable and will permit a Schwarzschild x-ray microscope to have...be able to test spherical mirrors to within 6 angstroms by next...

AL Robinson

1982-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray coherent scattering: Instrument and methods at ESRF ID08  

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An experimental setup has been developed to perform soft x-ray coherent scattering at beamline ID08 of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. An intense coherent beam was obtained by filtering the primary beam with the monochromator and a circular pinhole. A pinhole holder with motorized translations was installed inside the UHV chamber of the diffractometer. The scattered intensity was recorded in reflection geometry with a back-illuminated charge coupled device camera. As a demonstration we report experimental results of resonant magnetic scattering using coherent beam. The degree of coherence is evaluated, and it is shown that, while the vertical coherence is much higher than the horizontal one at the source, the situation is reversed at the diffractometer. The intensity of the coherent beam is also discussed.

Beutier, Guillaume; Marty, Alain; Livet, Frederic; Laan, Gerrit van der; Stanescu, Stefan; Bencok, Peter [DRFMC, SP2M, CEA Grenoble, 17 avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex (France); LTPCM, INPG-UJF-CNRS, BP 75, 38402 St. Martin d'Heres (France); Magnetic Spectroscopy Group, Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington WA4 4AD (United Kingdom); ESRF, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex (France)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: A Variable Energy Soft X-ray  

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Variable Energy Soft X-ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of Variable Energy Soft X-ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of the Radiation Induced Bystander Effect. Authors: Melvyn Folkard, Borivoj Vojnovic, Giuseppe Schettino, Kevin M Prise and Barry D Michael. Institutions: Gray Cancer Institute. We are currently engaged on two projects in the Low-dose Program: "Low dose studies with focused X-rays in cell and tissue models: mechanisms of bystander and genomic instability responses" (DE-FG07-99ER62877) and "Mechanistic modeling of bystander effects: An integrated theoretical and experimental approach" (DE-FG02-02ER63305). Central to both of these studies is a unique micro irradiation facility that uses ultrasoft X-rays focused to a sub micron beam for individual cell and sub cellular targeting. This facility allows us to selectively irradiate individual

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High-resolution, high-transmission soft x-ray spectrometer for the study of biological samples  

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We present a variable line-space grating spectrometer for soft x-rays that covers the photon energy range between 130 and 650 eV. The optical design is based on the Hettrick-Underwood principle and tailored to synchrotron-based studies of radiation-sensitive biological samples. The spectrometer is able to record the entire spectral range in one shot, i.e., without any mechanical motion, at a resolving power of 1200 or better. Despite its slitless design, such a resolving power can be achieved for a source spot as large as 30x3000 mu m2, which is important for keeping beam damage effects in radiation-sensitive samples low. The high spectrometer efficiency allows recording of comprehensive two-dimensional resonant inelastic soft x-ray scattering (RIXS) maps with good statistics within several minutes. This is exemplarily demonstrated for a RIXS map of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite, which was taken within 10 min.

Fuchs, Oliver; Weinhardt, L.; Blum, M.; Weigand, M.; Umbach, E.; Bar, M.; Heske, Clemens; Denlinger, Jonathan; Chuang, Y.-D.; McKinney, Wayne; Hussain, Zahid; Gullikson, Eric; Jones, M.; Batson, Phil; Nelles, B.; Follath, R.

2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A Sealed, UHV Compatible, Soft X-ray Detector Utilizing Gas Electron Multipliers  

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An advanced soft X-ray detector has been designed and fabricated for use in synchrotron experiments that utilize X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the study a wide range of materials properties. Fluorescence X-rays, in particular C{sub K} at 277eV, are converted in a low pressure gas medium, and charge multiplication occurs in two gas electron multipliers, fabricated in-house from glass reinforced laminate, to enable single photon counting. The detector satisfies a number of demanding characteristics often required in synchrotron environments, such as UHV compatibility compactness, long-term stability, and energy resolving capability.

Schaknowski, N.A.; Smith, G.

2009-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the program on soft x-ray lasers and their applications at Princeton  

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In the last several years, rapid progress in the development of soft x-ray lasers (SXL) has been observed at a number of laboratories worldwide. Although SXLs are very young'' devices they have already been used for microscopy and holography, and new ideas emerging for broader application of SXLs to microscopy, holography and lithography. This paper describes the work at Princeton University on the development of a soft x-ray imaging transmission microscopy using a SXL as a radiation source and work on the development of a novel soft x-ray reflection microscope and its application to biological cell studies and lithography. Progress in the development of a photopumped VUV laser (60 nm), and programs for the development of a small scale SXL and for the application of a powerful subpicosecond KrF laser system are also discussed. 35 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Suckewer, S.; Ilcisin, K. (Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Plasma Physics Lab. Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ALP Conversion and the Soft X-ray Excess in the Outskirts of the Coma Cluster  

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It was recently found that the soft X-ray excess in the center of the Coma cluster can be fitted by conversion of axion-like-particles (ALPs) of a cosmic axion background (CAB) to photons. We extend this analysis to the outskirts of Coma, including regions up to 5 Mpc from the center of the cluster. We extract the excess soft X-ray flux from ROSAT All-Sky Survey data and compare it to the expected flux from ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. The soft X-ray excess both in the center and the outskirts of Coma can be simultaneously fitted by ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. Given the uncertainties of the cluster magnetic field in the outskirts we constrain the parameter space of the CAB. In particular, an upper limit on the CAB mean energy and a range of allowed ALP-photon couplings are derived.

David Kraljic; Markus Rummel; Joseph P. Conlon

2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ALP Conversion and the Soft X-ray Excess in the Outskirts of the Coma Cluster  

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It was recently found that the soft X-ray excess in the center of the Coma cluster can be fitted by conversion of axion-like-particles (ALPs) of a cosmic axion background (CAB) to photons. We extend this analysis to the outskirts of Coma, including regions up to 5 Mpc from the center of the cluster. We extract the excess soft X-ray flux from ROSAT All-Sky Survey data and compare it to the expected flux from ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. The soft X-ray excess both in the center and the outskirts of Coma can be simultaneously fitted by ALP to photon conversion of a CAB. Given the uncertainties of the cluster magnetic field in the outskirts we constrain the parameter space of the CAB. In particular, an upper limit on the CAB mean energy and a range of allowed ALP-photon couplings are derived.

Kraljic, David; Conlon, Joseph P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The puzzle of the soft X-ray excess in AGN: absorption or reflection?  

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The 2-10 keV continuum of AGN is generally well represented by a single power law. However, at smaller energies the continuum displays an excess with respect to the extrapolation of this power law, called the ''soft X-ray excess''. Until now this soft X-ray excess was attributed, either to reflection of the hard X-ray source by the accretion disk, or to the presence of an additional comptonizing medium, giving a steep spectrum. An alternative solution proposed by Gierlinski and Done (2004) is that a single power law well represents both the soft and the hard X-ray emission and the impression of the soft X-ray excess is due to absorption of a primary power law by a relativistic wind. We examine the advantages and drawbacks of reflection versus absorption models, and we conclude that the observed spectra can be well modeled, either by absorption (for a strong excess), or by reflection (for a weak excess). However the physical conditions required by the absorption models do not seem very realistic: we would pref...

Chevallier, Loïc; Dumont, A M; Czerny, B; Mouchet, M; Gonçalves, A C; Goosmann, R W

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The puzzle of the soft X-ray excess in AGN: absorption or reflection?  

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The 2-10 keV continuum of AGN is generally well represented by a single power law. However, at smaller energies the continuum displays an excess with respect to the extrapolation of this power law, called the ''soft X-ray excess''. Until now this soft X-ray excess was attributed, either to reflection of the hard X-ray source by the accretion disk, or to the presence of an additional comptonizing medium, giving a steep spectrum. An alternative solution proposed by Gierlinski and Done (2004) is that a single power law well represents both the soft and the hard X-ray emission and the impression of the soft X-ray excess is due to absorption of a primary power law by a relativistic wind. We examine the advantages and drawbacks of reflection versus absorption models, and we conclude that the observed spectra can be well modeled, either by absorption (for a strong excess), or by reflection (for a weak excess). However the physical conditions required by the absorption models do not seem very realistic: we would prefer an ''hybrid model''.

L. Chevallier; S. Collin; A. -M. Dumont; B. Czerny; M. Mouchet; A. C. Goncalves; R. W. Goosmann

2006-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Doppler effects in resonant x-ray Raman scattering  

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Theory for Doppler effects in resonant x-ray Raman scattering (RXS) is presented. It is shown that the “electron” Doppler effect is important in nonradiative RXS for decay transitions between continuum nuclear states lying above the dissociation threshold, and that the averaging of the RXS cross section over molecular orientations can lead to strong non-Lorentzian broadenings of the atomiclike resonances. The Doppler effect is found to give a unique possibility to distinguish dissociating identical atoms, because different peaks correspond to atoms with opposite Doppler shifts. Spectral features of the atomiclike profile are predicted and analyzed. Strong oscillations of the RXS cross section will occur as a consequence of the interference of the Auger electrons. Due to the Doppler effect and the interference, the atomiclike profile can be associated with supernarrow spectral features, the width of which goes below the lifetime broadening and is practically independent of the spectral distribution of the incident radiation. As another consequence of the oscillations and strong anisotropy caused by the interference, we predict parity selection rules for Auger decay transitions in both bound and dissociative systems. The corresponding experiments can be realized by measurements of resonant Auger of surface adsorbed molecules and for molecules by the electron-ion coincidence technique.

Faris Gel’mukhanov; Hans Ågren; Pawe? Sa?ek

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Wednesday, 26 May 2010 00:00 A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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MODELING THE THERMAL DIFFUSE SOFT AND HARD X-RAY EMISSION IN M17  

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We present numerical models of very young wind driven superbubbles. The parameters chosen for the simulations correspond to the particular case of the M17 nebula, but are appropriate for any young superbubble in which the wind sources have not completely dispersed their parental cloud. From the simulations, we computed the diffuse emission in the soft ([0.5-1.5] keV) and hard ([1.5-5] keV) X-ray bands. The total luminosity in our simulations agrees with the observations of Hyodo et al., about two orders of magnitude below the prediction of the standard model of Weaver et al.. The difference with respect to the standard (adiabatic) model is the inclusion of radiative cooling, which is still important in such young bubbles. We show that for this type of object the diffuse hard X-ray luminosity is significant compared to that of soft X-rays, contributing as much as 10% of the total luminosity, in contrast with more evolved bubbles where the hard X-ray emission is indeed negligible, being at least four orders of magnitude lower than the soft X-ray emission.

Velazquez, P. F.; Rodriguez-Gonzalez, A.; Esquivel, A. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ap. 70-543, 04510 D.F. (Mexico)] [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ap. 70-543, 04510 D.F. (Mexico); Rosado, M. [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ap. 70-248, 04510 D.F. (Mexico)] [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ap. 70-248, 04510 D.F. (Mexico); Reyes-Iturbide, J., E-mail: pablo@nucleares.unam.mx, E-mail: ary@nucleares.unam.mx, E-mail: esquivel@nucleares.unam.mx, E-mail: margarit@astro.unam.mx [LATO-DCET/Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Rodovia Jorge Amado, km 16, 45662-000 Ilheus, BA (Brazil)

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays  

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Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print Lensless Imaging of Whole Biological Cells with Soft X-Rays Print A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy at ALS Beamline 9.0.1 to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution-11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter)-ever obtained with this method for biological specimens. Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. The National Center for X-Ray Tomography at ALS Beamline 2.1 images whole, frozen hydrated cells in 3-D (see highlight "Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography"). Large numbers of cells can currently be processed in a short time at resolutions of 40 to 60 nanometers, but the ability to increase resolution to the 10-nanometer range would enhance research capabilities in both biology and materials sciences.

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XAFS Measurements under Atmospheric Pressure in the Soft X-ray Region  

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We have developed a compact experimental set-up for X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) measurements in He at atmospheric pressure (AP) in the soft X-ray region and used it for Mg and Cl K-edge XAFS measurements of MgCl{sub 2} and MgCl{sub 2{center_dot}}6H{sub 2}O. The spectra of MgCl{sub 2{center_dot}}6H{sub 2}O measured in He at AP were significantly different from those measured in vacuum. This suggests the importance of performing soft X-ray XAFS experiments under AP to obtain reliable spectra from hydrated compounds.

Nakanishi, Koji; Ohta, Toshiaki [SR center, Ritsumeikan University, Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577 (Japan); Yagi, Shinya [School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing and characterizing grating efficiency for a soft X-ray emission spectrometer  

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The efficiency of soft X-ray diffraction gratings is examined using theoretical calculations with new open-source software, and insights to design a high-performance emission spectrometer are applied. The calculated and measured efficiencies of real-world gratings are compared, and discrepancies are explained by incorporating real-world effects into the calculations.

Boots, M.

2013-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Beam characterization of a lab bench cold cathode ultra-soft x-ray generator  

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-source. Keywords: Ultra-soft X-rays (USX), USX Cold cathode generator, Gafchromic dosimetry, Aluminium K line. 1 and cell transformation) [1]. USX, however,5 pose significant problems in dosimetry and experimental design References hal-00858423,version1-5Sep2013 Author manuscript, published in "Nuclear Instruments and Methods

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The electron distribution and SXT images of a coronal soft X-ray source  

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The soft X-ray emission may be thermal or non-thermal. The fact that the rise time remains constant as a function of energy points to the same acceleration process for electrons from 2 to 100 keV. For either ... ...

J. M. McTiernan; S. R. Kane; J. M. Loran

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Astronomy to Resonant Theranostics for Cancer Treatment Sultana N. Nahar  

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1 X-Ray Astronomy to Resonant Theranostics for Cancer Treatment Sultana N. Nahar Abstract Atomic this connection, we have formulated a new method, Resonant Nano-Plasma Theranostics or RNPT, which gives

Nahar, Sultana Nurun

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Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft X-rays and High-energy Electrons  

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Quantitative Evaluation of Radiation Damage to Polyethylene Terephthalate by Soft X-rays and High to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) caused by soft X-rays and energetic electrons have been measured using to polyethylene terephalate (PET) by TEM-EELS versus nonspatially resolved NEXAFS.5 That study also reported

Hitchcock, Adam P.

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Scaling Laws of Nitrogen Soft X-ray Yields from 1 to 200 kJ Plasma Focus  

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Numerical experiments are carried out systematically to determine the nitrogen soft X-ray yield for optimized nitrogen plasma focus with storage energy E0 from 1 to 200 kJ. Scaling laws on nitrogen soft X-ray yie...

M. Akel; S. Lee

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pump pulse-width dependence of grazing-incidence pumped transient collisional soft-x-ray lasers M. Berrill,1  

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Pump pulse-width dependence of grazing-incidence pumped transient collisional soft-x-ray lasers M 2007 The output energy dependence of high repetition rate grazing incidence pumped Ni-like Mo, Ni-like Ag, and Ne-like Ti transient collisional soft x-ray lasers on the duration of the pump pulse

Rocca, Jorge J.

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Soft X-ray Properties of ULIRGs Based on a Large and Complete Sample  

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We report on the results of the cross-correlation of a sample of 903 Ultraluminous IRAS galaxies (ULIRGs) with the ROSAT-All Sky Survey Bright Source Catalogue and the ROSAT archived pointing observations. The sample of ULIRGs has been compiled from the PSCz redshift survey. In total, 35 ULIRGs are securely detected by the ROSAT All-Sky Survey and pointing observations, five of which are blazars. The statistical properties of these sources in the soft X-ray band are determined and compared with their properties in other wavebands. We find that the ratio of the soft X-ray to the far-infrared flux spans about 5 orders of magnitude and reaches values of about unity. This ratio is a good indicator of the main energy source of ULIRGs. Those with soft X-ray to far-infrared flux exceeding 0.01 are probably powered by accretion onto central supermassive black holes while those with ratios smaller than 0.001 are probably caused by starbursts or other heating processes, or are Compton thick sources. Some ULIRGs have energy contributions from both. This ratio is low for most ULIRGs and hyperluminous infrared galaxies, which explains their low detection rate by ROSAT and ASCA. We also find that some ULIRGs have a similar soft X-ray luminosity vs. temperature relation to that for groups of galaxies and elliptical galaxies, suggesting a common origin of these systems. Our study also reveals a correlation between the hardness ratio and the soft X-ray luminosity for Seyfert 1s/QSOs.

X. -Y. Xia; Th. Boller; Z. -G. Deng; G. Borner

2001-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ROSAT All-Sky Survey observations of IRAS galaxies; I. Soft X-ray and far-infrared properties  

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The 120,000 X-ray sources detected in the RASS II processing of the ROSAT All-Sky Survey are correlated with the 14,315 IRAS galaxies selected from the IRAS Point Source Catalogue: 372 IRAS galaxies show X-ray emission within a distance of 100 arcsec from the infrared position. By inspecting the structure of the X-ray emission in overlays on optical images we quantify the likelihood that the X-rays originate from the IRAS galaxy. For 197 objects the soft X-ray emission is very likely associated with the IRAS galaxy. Their soft X-ray properties are determined and compared with their far-infrared emission. X-ray contour plots overlaid on Palomar Digitized Sky Survey images are given for each of the 372 potential identifications. All images and tables displayed here are also available in electronic form.

Th. Boller; F. Bertoldi; M. Dennefeld; W. Voges

1997-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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An UHV apparatus for X-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity in the hard X-ray range  

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We present the development of a novel UHV compact reflectometer designed and developed for the investigation of magnetic properties of thin films at the ID12-E.S.R.F. beamline. This new instrument is dedicated to x-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity experiment from thin film or multilayered sample. We present the principles of this versatile and simple instrument. We report also the results of resonant magnetic reflectivity experiments carried out for the Fe/Ir multilayers. This will demonstrate the capability to record either angle or energy dependent measurements at the L edges of Ir simultaneously to the XMCD spectra.

Jaouen, N.; Wilhelm, F.; Rogalev, A.; Goulon, J. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP220, F-38043 Grenoble (France); Tonnerre, J.M. [Laboratoire de Cristallographie, CNRS, BP166, F-38042 Grenoble (France)

2004-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray imaging for spheromak-like plasmas (abstract)  

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A pinhole soft x-rayimagingcamera is being developed for use on the Caltech solar prominence simulation experiment and also the Caltech spheromak experiment. The camera is based upon a commercial gated intensifier which produces an image on a phosphor screen. Moderate signal level excellent time resolution and reasonable imaging have been obtained but there has not been any determination of the x-ray energy spectrum. An estimation of the spectrum is now underway using filtered AXUV diodes and it is expected that knowledge of the x-ray energy will enable further optimization of the camera.

P. M. Bellan; J. F. Hansen; S. Zweben; D. Stutman

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of 12 nm resolution Fresnel zone plate lens based soft x-ray microscopy  

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To extend soft x-ray microscopy to a resolution of order 10 nm or better, we developed a new nanofabrication process for Fresnel zone plate lenses. The new process, based on the double patterning technique, has enabled us to fabricate high quality gold zone plates with 12 nm outer zones. Testing of the zone plate with the full-field transmission x-ray microscope, XM-1, in Berkeley, showed that the lens clearly resolved 12 nm lines and spaces. This result represents a significant step towards 10 nm resolution and beyond.

Chao, W.; Kim, J.; Rekawa, S.; Fischer, P.; Anderson, E. H.

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays  

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print The geometric structure of liquid water has been investigated in detail by many techniques, but many details are still under debate, such as the actual number of hydrogen bonds (at a given time) between the various water molecules. Even less is known about the electronic structure. Since it is the intermittent bonding between water molecules that gives liquid water its peculiar characteristics, the electronic structure plays a crucial role in understanding the properties of the liquid state. Consequently, information essential for insight into chemical and biological processes in aqueous environments is lacking. To address this need, researchers from Germany and the U.S. have used soft x-ray spectroscopy at the ALS to gain detailed insight into the electronic structure of liquid water. Their spectra show a strong isotope and a weak temperature effect, and, for the first time, a splitting of the primary emission line in x-ray emission spectra. By making use of the internal "femtosecond clock" of the core-hole lifetime, a detailed picture of the electronic structure can be painted that involves fast dissociation processes of the probed water molecules.

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays  

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print The geometric structure of liquid water has been investigated in detail by many techniques, but many details are still under debate, such as the actual number of hydrogen bonds (at a given time) between the various water molecules. Even less is known about the electronic structure. Since it is the intermittent bonding between water molecules that gives liquid water its peculiar characteristics, the electronic structure plays a crucial role in understanding the properties of the liquid state. Consequently, information essential for insight into chemical and biological processes in aqueous environments is lacking. To address this need, researchers from Germany and the U.S. have used soft x-ray spectroscopy at the ALS to gain detailed insight into the electronic structure of liquid water. Their spectra show a strong isotope and a weak temperature effect, and, for the first time, a splitting of the primary emission line in x-ray emission spectra. By making use of the internal "femtosecond clock" of the core-hole lifetime, a detailed picture of the electronic structure can be painted that involves fast dissociation processes of the probed water molecules.

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays  

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print The geometric structure of liquid water has been investigated in detail by many techniques, but many details are still under debate, such as the actual number of hydrogen bonds (at a given time) between the various water molecules. Even less is known about the electronic structure. Since it is the intermittent bonding between water molecules that gives liquid water its peculiar characteristics, the electronic structure plays a crucial role in understanding the properties of the liquid state. Consequently, information essential for insight into chemical and biological processes in aqueous environments is lacking. To address this need, researchers from Germany and the U.S. have used soft x-ray spectroscopy at the ALS to gain detailed insight into the electronic structure of liquid water. Their spectra show a strong isotope and a weak temperature effect, and, for the first time, a splitting of the primary emission line in x-ray emission spectra. By making use of the internal "femtosecond clock" of the core-hole lifetime, a detailed picture of the electronic structure can be painted that involves fast dissociation processes of the probed water molecules.

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays  

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print The geometric structure of liquid water has been investigated in detail by many techniques, but many details are still under debate, such as the actual number of hydrogen bonds (at a given time) between the various water molecules. Even less is known about the electronic structure. Since it is the intermittent bonding between water molecules that gives liquid water its peculiar characteristics, the electronic structure plays a crucial role in understanding the properties of the liquid state. Consequently, information essential for insight into chemical and biological processes in aqueous environments is lacking. To address this need, researchers from Germany and the U.S. have used soft x-ray spectroscopy at the ALS to gain detailed insight into the electronic structure of liquid water. Their spectra show a strong isotope and a weak temperature effect, and, for the first time, a splitting of the primary emission line in x-ray emission spectra. By making use of the internal "femtosecond clock" of the core-hole lifetime, a detailed picture of the electronic structure can be painted that involves fast dissociation processes of the probed water molecules.

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Soft x ray/extreme ultraviolet images of the solar atmosphere with normal incidence multilayer optics  

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The first high resolution Soft X-Ray/Extreme Ultraviolet (XUV) images of the Sun with normal incidence multilayer optics were obtained by the Standford/MSFC Rocket X-Ray Spectroheliograph on 23 Oct. 1987. Numerous images at selected wavelengths from 8 to 256 A were obtained simultaneously by the diverse array of telescopes flown on-board the experiment. These telescopes included single reflection normal incidence multilayer systems (Herschelian), double reflection multilayer systems (Cassegrain), a grazing incidence mirror system (Wolter-Schwarzschild), and hybrid systems using normal incidence multilayer optics in conjunction with the grazing incidence primary (Wolter-Cassegrain). Filters comprised of approximately 1700{Angstrom} thick aluminum supported on a nickel mesh were used to transmit the soft x ray/EUV radiation while preventing the intense visible light emission of the Sun from fogging the sensitive experimental T-grain photographic emulsions. These systems yielded high resolution soft x ray/EUV images of the solar corona and transition region, which reveal magnetically confined loops of hot solar plasma, coronal plumes, polar coronal holes, supergranulation, and features associated with overlying cool prominences. The development, testing, and operation of the experiments, and the results from the flight are described. The development of a second generation experiment, the Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array, which is scheduled to fly in the summer of 1990, and a recently approved Space Station experiment, the Ultra-High Resolution XUV Spectroheliograph, which is scheduled to fly in 1996 are also described.

Lindblom, J.F.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray properties of "narrow-line" Seyfert 1 galaxies  

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We report on AGN with extremely soft X-ray spectra observed with ROSAT. From their optical emission lines these objects are classified as narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1), almost all with extremely large Fe II/H-beta ratios and relatively narrow optical lines of hydrogen. Our results are based on a systematic study of 46 NLS1. We find that NLS1 have generally steeper soft X-ray continuum slopes than normal Seyfert 1s, and there may exist an anticorrelation between 0.1-2.4 keV continuum slope and the FWHM of the H-beta line. Objects with steep 0.1-2.4 keV continuum slopes and H-beta FWHM > 3000 km s^{-1} are clearly discriminated against by nature. When simple power-law models are fit to the data, photon indices reach values up to about 5, much higher than is usually seen in Seyfert 1s. We discuss steep ROSAT spectra in light of soft X-ray excess and hard X-ray tail models. We consider models for NLS1 where they are Seyfert 1s with extremal values of pole-on orientation, black hole mass and/or accretion rate, warm absorption and BLR thickness and confront these models with the known properties of NLS1. All simple models appear to have drawbacks, but models with smaller mass black holes and thicker BLRs show some promise. We suggest specific further tests of the models.

Th. Boller; W. N. Brandt; H. Fink

1995-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays  

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Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print Isotope and Temperature Effects in Liquid Water Probed by Soft X Rays Print The geometric structure of liquid water has been investigated in detail by many techniques, but many details are still under debate, such as the actual number of hydrogen bonds (at a given time) between the various water molecules. Even less is known about the electronic structure. Since it is the intermittent bonding between water molecules that gives liquid water its peculiar characteristics, the electronic structure plays a crucial role in understanding the properties of the liquid state. Consequently, information essential for insight into chemical and biological processes in aqueous environments is lacking. To address this need, researchers from Germany and the U.S. have used soft x-ray spectroscopy at the ALS to gain detailed insight into the electronic structure of liquid water. Their spectra show a strong isotope and a weak temperature effect, and, for the first time, a splitting of the primary emission line in x-ray emission spectra. By making use of the internal "femtosecond clock" of the core-hole lifetime, a detailed picture of the electronic structure can be painted that involves fast dissociation processes of the probed water molecules.

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Optimization of neon soft X-rays emission from 200 J fast miniature dense plasma focus device: A potential source for soft X-ray lithography  

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Abstract The neon soft X-ray (SXR) emission characteristics of a Fast Miniature Plasma Focus (FMPF-3) device have been investigated. The FMPF-3 device used for our experiment is of sub-kilojoule energy capacity, which is an order of magnitude lesser than the other well established plasma focus devices. The influence of different geometrical parameters of the anode and the pressure of the filling gas on the SXR emission was investigated to optimize the neon SXR yield and thereby make it a potential source for X-ray lithography. The SXR signal, solely from the desired, characteristic spectral range (900–1600) eV was selectively extracted and acquired using appropriate X-ray absorption filters on diode X-ray spectrometer. It was found that the neon SXR emission from 17 mm long cylindrical anode, which produced best neutron yields, was rather poor, in a very narrow pressure range and that too at low operating pressure. With decrease in the length of cylindrical anode, the optimum operating pressure shifts to higher pressure side, the working pressure range widens and the SXR yield also increases until the anode length is reduced to 12 mm, after which, the SXR yield and working pressure range start to degrade. The highest neon SXR yield of 1.1 J/shot, corresponding to a wall plug efficiency of 0.57%, was obtained for 12 mm long cylindrical anode. The tapered anodes with different length were also designed and tested, but they did not show any significant improvement in neon SXR yield.

S.M.P. Kalaiselvi; T.L. Tan; A. Talebitaher; P. Lee; R.S. Rawat

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray images of the laser entrance hole of ignition hohlraums  

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Hohlraums are employed at the national ignition facility to convert laser energy into a thermal x-radiation drive, which implodes a fusion capsule, thus compressing the fuel. The x-radiation drive is measured with a low spectral resolution, time-resolved x-ray spectrometer, which views the region around the hohlraum's laser entrance hole. This measurement has no spatial resolution. To convert this to the drive inside the hohlraum, the size of the hohlraum's opening ('clear aperture') and fraction of the measured x-radiation, which comes from this opening, must be known. The size of the clear aperture is measured with the time integrated static x-ray imager (SXI). A soft x-ray imaging channel has been added to the SXI to measure the fraction of x-radiation emitted from inside the clear aperture. A multilayer mirror plus filter selects an x-ray band centered at 870 eV, near the peak of the x-ray spectrum of a 300 eV blackbody. Results from this channel and corrections to the x-radiation drive are discussed.

Schneider, M. B.; Meezan, N. B.; Alvarez, S. S.; Alameda, J.; Baker, S.; Bell, P. M.; Bradley, D. K.; Callahan, D. A.; Celeste, J. R.; Dewald, E. L.; Dixit, S. N.; Doeppner, T.; Eder, D. C.; Edwards, M. J.; Fernandez-Perea, M.; Hau-Riege, S.; Hsing, W.; Izumi, N.; Jones, O. S.; Kalantar, D. H. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551-0808 (United States); and others

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Installation of soft X-ray array diagnostics and its application to tomography reconstruction using synthetic KSTAR X-ray images  

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Four-array system of soft X-ray diagnostics was installed on KSTAR tokamak. Each array has 32 viewing chords of two photo-diode array detectors with spatial resolution of 2 cm. To estimate signals from the soft X-ray radiation power, typical n{sub e}, T{sub e}, and argon impurity line radiation profiles in KSTAR are chosen. The photo-diodes were absolutely calibrated as a function of the incident photon energy in 2–40 keV range with a portable X-ray tube. Two-dimensional T{sub e} image properties by multi-energy method were simulated and visualized with six combinations of beryllium filter sets within the dynamic range of signal ratio.

Lee, Seung Hun; Jang, Juhyeok; Hong, Joohwan; Jang, Siwon; Choe, Wonho, E-mail: wchoe@kaist.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Impurity and Edge Research Center, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Pacella, D.; Romano, A.; Gabellieri, L. [Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, C.R. Frascati 00044 (Italy); Kim, Junghee [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Major of Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Science Department, Korea University of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-350 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray capabilities for investigating the strongly correlated electron  

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Soft x-ray capabilities for investigating the strongly correlated electron Soft x-ray capabilities for investigating the strongly correlated electron materials Friday, September 14, 2012 - 1:00pm SLAC, Bldg. 137, Room 226 Jun-Sik Lee Seminar One of the most challenging extant issues in condensed matter physics and applied materials science is the search for post-silicon based electronics, and multi-functional complex oxides offer hopes that new classes of devices can be developed out of these intriguing materials. In that context, the strongly correlated systems display an extremely rich interplay of charge, spin, and lattice interactions that have extensively been studied. This is because nature has already shown how powerful this interplay is: high Tc superconductivity, multiferroelectric, colossal magnetoresistance, and novel behavior in a heterostructure. Of the complex oxides, perovskites are

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Closed source experimental system for soft x-ray spectroscopy of radioactive materials  

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An instrumental and experimental setup for soft x-rayspectroscopy meeting the requirements of a closed source for radioactivity is described. The system consists of a vacuum sealed cell containing the sample mounted on a tubing system to ensure compatibility with most standard manipulators. The soft x rays penetrate a thin x-ray window separating the interior of the cell from the vacuum in the experimental chamber. Our first results for single crystal PuO 2 confirm the feasibility of experiments using the setup. The results are consistent with results of first principles calculations and previously recorded spectra obtained using a standard open source setup. The results show that the closed source experimental system can be used to collect valuable experimental data from radioactive materials.

A. Modin; S. M. Butorin; J. Vegelius; A. Olsson; C.-J. Englund; J. Andersson; L. Werme; J. Nordgren; T. Käämbre; G. Skarnemark; B. E. Burakov

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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soft X-ray background as a supernova blast wave viewed from inside: solar abundance models  

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A model of the soft X-ray background is presented in which the Sun is assumed to be inside an active supernova blast wave. The blast wave evolves in a preexisting cavity. The broad band surface brightnesses is explained by such a blast wave with an explosion energy of E sub approx. 5 x 10 to the 50th power ergs and radius 80 to 100 pc, using solar abundances. An approach to treating the problem of large anisotropies in the ambient medium is also explored, accommodating the observed anticorrelation between the soft X-ray surface brightness and the 21 cm column density. It is found that only for post shock temperatures below 10 6 K a shock propagating into a density enhancement will be dimmer than a similar shock in a lower density region.

Edgar, R.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray laser holography with wavelength P. W. Wachulak, M. C. Marconi,* R. A. Bartels, C. S. Menoni, and J. J. Rocca  

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Soft x-ray laser holography with wavelength resolution P. W. Wachulak, M. C. Marconi,* R. A the tabletop acquisition of soft x-ray holographic images of nanostructures with a spatial resolution of 46 using a compact, tabletop capillary-discharge soft x-ray laser emitting at 46.9 nm in a high

Rocca, Jorge J.

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Soft-x-ray laser interferometry of a pinch discharge using a tabletop laser C. H. Moreno,* M. C. Marconi,* K. Kanizay, and J. J. Rocca  

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Soft-x-ray laser interferometry of a pinch discharge using a tabletop laser C. H. Moreno,* M. C Street, Kharkov 310002, Ukraine Received 18 December 1998 We have used a tabletop soft-x-ray laser region of the discharge. This demonstration of the use of tabletop soft-x-ray laser in plasma

Rocca, Jorge J.

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Soft-x-ray-emission spectra of solid Kr and Xe  

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We present the first soft x-ray-emission spectra for solid Kr (4p-3d) and Xe (5p-4d) that are free of complicating satellite spectra. Monochromatic synchrotron-radiation excitation is used to suppress the satellites. The data are analyzed to determine the P3/2 bandwidth for both elements; these results are compared with both photoemission data and available theoretical calculations. Bandwidths are found to be larger than those predicted by most electronic structure calculations.

J. J. Jia; W. L. O’Brien; T. A. Callcott; Q. Y. Dong; J-E. Rubensson; D. R. Mueller; D. L. Ederer

1991-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Elimination of higher-order diffraction using zigzag transmission grating in soft x-ray region  

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We present a realization of the sinusoidal transmission function using a series of zigzag-profiled strips where the transmission takes on the binary values 0 and 1 in a two-dimensional distribution. A zigzag transmission grating of 1000 line/mm has been fabricated and demonstrated on the soft x-ray beam of synchrotron radiation. The axial single-order diffraction indicates that the zigzag transmission grating is adequate for spectroscopic application.

Zang, H. P.; Wang, C. K. [Research Center of Laser Fusion, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); Gao, Y. L.; Zhou, W. M.; Kuang, L. Y.; Wei, L.; Fan, W.; Zhang, W. H.; Zhao, Z. Q.; Cao, L. F.; Gu, Y. Q.; Zhang, B. H. [Research Center of Laser Fusion, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); Jiang, G. [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); Zhu, X. L.; Xie, C. Q. [Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029 (China); Zhao, Y. D.; Cui, M. Q. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)

2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray emission lines from photoionized accretion discs: constraints on their strength and width  

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We consider the properties of soft X-ray emission lines in the reprocessed emission from a photoionized accretion disc. Observations of these lines will be important in determining the ionization state and metallicity of the innermost regions of active galaxies. Calculations of reflection from a constant-density disc with an ionization parameter between 250 and 1000 erg cm/s show that emission from O VIII Ly\\alpha will dominate the soft X-ray emission spectrum. There is also significant emission from C VI, N VII, O VII, as well as Fe XVII--XIX. As the ionization parameter is increased these lines become weaker and are broadened by Compton scattering. Significantly increasing the O abundance primarily strengthens the O VII line, making it as large or larger than the O VIII line. The nitrogen and carbon lines are quite weak with equivalent widths (EWs) <30 eV, even with an increase in the N abundance. A hydrostatic ionized disc model has a more realistic density structure and shows a similar spectrum, but with the lines weaker and broader. This is a result of the hot ionized skin at the surface of the disc. We apply these results to the controversial claim of soft X-ray relativistic lines in the XMM-Newton spectrum of MCG--6-30-15. We are unable to find a situation where O VIII has the required EW without substantial emission from O VII. Furthermore, Compton scattering results in the blue wing of the O VIII line to be much broader than the << 10 eV drop observed in the data. We conclude that soft X-ray accretion disc lines will, in general, be weak and broad features and are unlikely to produce sharp edges in the data.

D. R. Ballantyne; R. R. Ross; A. C. Fabian

2002-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of in situ, at-wavelength metrology for soft x-ray nano-focusing  

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At the Advanced Light Source (ALS), we are developing broadly applicable, high-accuracy, in situ, at-wavelength wavefront slope measurement techniques for Kirkpatrick-Baez (KB) mirror nano-focusing. We describe here details of the metrology beamline endstation, the at-wavelength tests, and an original alignment method that have already allowed us to precisely set a bendable KB mirror to achieve a FWHM focused spot size of ~;;120 nm, at 1-nm soft x-ray wavelength.

Yuan, Sheng Sam; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Goldberg, Kenneth A.; Celestre, Richard; McKinney, Wayne R.; Morrison, Gregory Y.; Warwick, Tony; Padmore, Howard A.

2010-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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SOFT INELASTIC X-RAY SCATTERING (SIX) Group Leader: Ignace Jarrige  

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INELASTIC X-RAY SCATTERING (SIX) INELASTIC X-RAY SCATTERING (SIX) Group Leader: Ignace Jarrige 1 Proposal Team: D. Arena 1 , A. Baron 2 , Y. Cai 1 , Y.-D. Chuang 3 , F. de Groot 4 , J. Guo 3 , J.P. Hill 1 , S. Hulbert 1 , C. McGuinness 5 , R. Reininger 9 , J.E. Rubenson 6 , C. Sanchez-Hanke 1 , T. Schmitt 7 , K. Smith 8 1 Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2 SPring-8, 3 Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 4 Utrecht University, 5 Trinity College Dublin, 6 Uppsala University, 7 Paul Scherrer Institute, 8 Boston University, 9 Argonne National Laboratory TECHNIQUE AND CAPABILITIES APPLICATIONS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) at unprecedented resolution (10 meV @ 1000 eV) to revolutionize study of low energy excitations in many important materials. * Continuously tunable momentum transfer (q) to study the

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Optical analysis of an ultra-high resolution two-mirror soft x-ray microscope  

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Promoted by the successful application of multilayer coated optics in soft x-ray imaging experiments in solar physics and projection lithography, several groups have designed, analyzed, fabricated, and are testing Schwarzschild multilayer soft x-ray microscopes. Simulations have indicated that diffraction limited performance of a spherical Schwarzschild microscope operating near 100 Å will be limited to systems with a small numerical aperture of approximately 0.15 and a corresponding resolution, based on the Rayleigh criterion, of 3.3 times the wavelength of the incident radiation. In principle, a two aspherical mirror Head microscope, which satisfies the constant optical path length condition and the Abbé sine condition, should achieve diffraction limited performance for very large numerical apertures. For a practical soft x-ray microscope, surface contour errors, microroughness, reflectance of multilayer coatings, and variation of the angle of incidence over the multilayer substrates become significant factors in degrading system resolution and must be controlled before an ultra-high resolution, two-mirror microscope will be realized. For a 30x reflecting microscope with a numerical aperture ranging from 0.15 to 0.35, the effects on resolution of surface contour errors, tilts, and misalignments of the optics have been studied. Graded spacing of the multilayer coatings on the mirror substrates are required of a fast, two-mirror microscope.

David L. Shealy; Cheng Wang; Richard B. Hoover

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution, high-transmission soft x-ray spectrometer for the study of biological samples  

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We present a variable line-space grating spectrometer for soft s-rays that coverst the photon energy range between 130 and 650 eV. The optical design is based on the Hettrick-Underwood principle and tailored to synchrotron-based studies of radiation-sensitive biological samples. The spectrometer is able to record the entire spectral range in one shot, i.e., without any mechanical motion, at a resolving power of 1200 or better. Despite is slitless design, such a resolving power can be achieved for a source spot as large as (30 x 3000) micrometers squared, which is important for keeping beam damage effects in radiation-sensitive samples low. The high spectrometer efficiency allows recording of comprehensive two-dimensional resonant inelastic soft x-ray scatters (RIXS) maps with good statistics within several minutes. This is exemplarily demonstrated for a RIXS map of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite, which was taken with 10 min.

Fuchs, Oliver; Weinhardt, L.; Blum, M.; Welgand, M.; Umbach, E.; Bar, M.; Heske, C.; Denlinger, J.; Chuang, Y.-D.; McKinney, W.; Hussain, Z.; Gullikson, E.; Jones, M.; Batson, P.; Nelles, B.; Follath, R.

2009-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy and S. Rusponi  

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-coupled multilayers,1,2,11,12 as well as current-induced magnetization excitations in spin-valve structures.13,14 Very at GHz frequencies. XMCD is defined as the dependence of the x-ray absorp- tion coefficient

Brune, Harald

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X-ray resonant magnetic scattering from structurally and magnetically rough interfaces in multilayered systems. I. Specular reflectivity  

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X-ray resonant magnetic scattering from structurally and magnetically rough interfaces formulation of x-ray resonant magnetic scattering from rough surfaces and interfaces is given for specular/Fe multilayer. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.68.224409 PACS number s : 75.70.Cn, 61.10.Kw I. INTRODUCTION X-ray

Haskel, Daniel

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A video camera system for coaxial observation of a sample with an incident soft X-ray beam  

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A video camera system for observing a sample from the direction of an incident soft X-ray beam has been developed for efficient positioning of samples in the beam position.

Muro, T.

2009-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic scale interface engineering by modulated ion-assisted deposition applied to soft x-ray multilayer optics  

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Cr/Sc and Ni/V multilayers, intended as normal incidence soft x-ray mirrors and Brewster angle polarizers, have been synthesized by employing a novel modulated low-energy and...

Eriksson, Fredrik; Ghafoor, Naureen; Schäfers, Franz; Gullikson, Eric M; Aouadi, Samir; Rohde, Susanne; Hultman, Lars; Birch, Jens

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-Ray Emission in the Water Window Region with Nitrogen Filling in a Low Energy Plasma Focus  

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For operation of the plasma focus in nitrogen, a focus pinch compression temperature...6–2 × 106...K) is found to be suitable for good yield of nitrogen soft X-rays in the water window region. Using this temperat...

M. Akel; S. Lee

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization results from several commercial soft x-ray streak cameras  

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The spatio-temporal performance of four soft x-ray streak cameras has been characterized. The objective in evaluating the performance capability of these instruments is to enable us to optimize experiment designs, to encourage quantitative analysis of streak data and to educate the ultra high speed photography and photonics community about the x-ray detector performance which is available. These measurements have been made collaboratively over the space of two years at the Forge pulsed x-ray source at Los Alamos and at the Ketjak laser facility an CEA Limeil-Valenton. The x-ray pulse lengths used for these measurements at these facilities were 150 psec and 50 psec respectively. The results are presented as dynamically-measured modulation transfer functions. Limiting temporal resolution values were also calculated. Emphasis is placed upon shot noise statistical limitations in the analysis of the data. Space charge repulsion in the streak tube limits the peak flux at ultra short experiments duration times. This limit results in a reduction of total signal and a decrease in signal to noise ratio in the streak image. The four cameras perform well with 20 1p/mm resolution discernable in data from the French C650X, the Hadland X-Chron 540 and the Hamamatsu C1936X streak cameras. The Kentech x-ray streak camera has lower modulation and does not resolve below 10 1p/mm but has a longer photocathode. The C650X bi-lamellar design shows uniform high fidelity recording across both spatial and temporal dimensions. The other three streak cameras show resolution degradation off axis. This must be weighed against a 10X lower streak tube throughput for the C650X.

Stradling, G.L.; Studebaker, J.K.; Cavailler, C.; Launspach, J.; Planes, J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real world issues for the new soft x-ray synchrotron sources  

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A new generation of synchrotron radiation light sources covering the VUV, soft x-ray and hard x-ray spectral regions is under construction in several countries. They are designed specifically to use periodic magnetic undulators and low-emittance electron or positron beams to produce high-brightness near-diffraction-limited synchrotron radiation beams. An introduction to the properties of undulator radiation is followed by a discussion of some of the challenges to be faced at the new facilities. Examples of predicted undulator output from the Advanced Light Source, a third generation 1--2 GeV storage ring optimized for undulator use, are used to highlight differences from present synchrotron radiation sources, including high beam power, partial coherence, harmonics, and other unusual spectral and angular properties of undulator radiation. 8 refs., 2 figs.

Kincaid, B.M.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Soft X-ray Spectrometer using a Highly Dispersive Multilayer Grating  

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There is a need for higher resolution spectrometers as a tool for inelastic x-ray scattering. Currently, resolving power around R = 10,000 is advertised. Measured RIXS spectra are often limited by this instrumental resolution and higher resolution spectrometers using conventional gratings would be prohibitively large. We are engaged in a development program to build blazed multilayer grating structures for diffracting soft x-rays in high order. This leads to spectrometers with dispersion much higher than is possible using metal coated-gratings. The higher dispersion then provides higher resolution and the multilayer gratings are capable of operating away from grazing incidence as required. A spectrometer design is presented with a total length 3.8 m and capable of 10{sup 5} resolving power.

Warwick, Tony; Padmore, Howard; Voronov, Dmitriy; Yashchuk, Valeriy [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA94720 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of soft X-ray polarized light beamline on Indus-2 synchrotron radiation source  

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This article describes the development of a soft x-ray beamline on a bending magnet source of Indus-2 storage ring (2.5 GeV) and some preliminary results of x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) measurements using the same. The beamline layout is based on a spherical grating monochromator. The beamline is able to accept synchrotron radiation from the bending magnet port BL-1 of the Indus-2 ring with a wide solid angle. The large horizontal and vertical angular acceptance contributes to high photon flux and selective polarization respectively. The complete beamline is tested for ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) ? 10{sup ?10} mbar. First absorption spectrum was obtained on HOPG graphite foil. Our performance test indicates that modest resolving power has been achieved with adequate photon flux to carry out various absorption experiments.

Phase, D. M., E-mail: mgupta@csr.res.in; Gupta, Mukul, E-mail: mgupta@csr.res.in; Potdar, S., E-mail: mgupta@csr.res.in; Behera, L., E-mail: mgupta@csr.res.in; Sah, R., E-mail: mgupta@csr.res.in; Gupta, Ajay, E-mail: mgupta@csr.res.in [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore, 452001 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A soft x-ray transmission grating imaging-spectrometer for the National Ignition Facility  

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A soft x-ray transmission grating spectrometer has been designed for use on high energy-density physics experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF); coupled to one of the NIF gated x-ray detectors (GXD) it records sixteen time-gated spectra between 250 and 1000eV with 100ps temporal resolution. The trade-off between spectral and spatial resolution leads to an optimized design for measurement of emission around the peak of a 100-300eV blackbody spectrum. Performance qualification results from the NIF, the Trident Laser Facility and VUV beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), evidence a <100{micro}m spatial resolution in combination with a source-size limited spectral resolution that is <10eV at photon energies of 300eV.

Moore, A S; Guymer, T M; Kline, J L; Morton, J; Taccetti, M; Lanier, N E; Bentley, C; Workman, J; Peterson, B; Mussack, K; Cowan, J; Prasad, R; Richardson, M; Burns, S; Kalantar, D H; Benedetti, L R; Bell, P; Bradley, D; Hsing, W; Stevenson, M

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A soft x-ray transmission grating imaging-spectrometer for the National Ignition Facility  

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A soft x-ray transmission grating spectrometer has been designed for use on high energy-density physics experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF); coupled to one of the NIF gated x-ray detectors it records 16 time-gated spectra between 250 and 1000 eV with 100 ps temporal resolution. The trade-off between spectral and spatial resolution leads to an optimized design for measurement of emission around the peak of a 100-300 eV blackbody spectrum. Performance qualification results from the NIF, the Trident Laser Facility and vacuum ultraviolet beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source, evidence a <100 {mu}m spatial resolution in combination with a source-size limited spectral resolution that is <10 eV at photon energies of 300 eV.

Moore, A. S.; Guymer, T. M.; Morton, J.; Bentley, C.; Stevenson, M. [Directorate Science and Technology, AWE Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR (United Kingdom); Kline, J. L.; Taccetti, M.; Lanier, N. E.; Workman, J.; Peterson, B.; Mussack, K.; Cowan, J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Prasad, R.; Richardson, M.; Burns, S.; Kalantar, D. H.; Benedetti, L. R.; Bell, P.; Bradley, D.; Hsing, W. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551-0808 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A SOFT X-RAY REVERBERATION LAG IN THE AGN ESO 113-G010  

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Reverberation lags have recently been discovered in a handful of nearby, variable active galactic nuclei (AGNs). Here, we analyze a {approx}100 ks archival XMM-Newton observation of the highly variable AGN, ESO 113-G010, in order to search for lags between hard, 1.5-4.5 keV, and soft, 0.3-0.9 keV, energy X-ray bands. At the lowest frequencies available in the light curve ({approx}< 1.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} Hz), we find hard lags where the power-law-dominated hard band lags the soft band (where the reflection fraction is high). However, at higher frequencies in the range (2-3) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} Hz we find a soft lag of -325 {+-} 89 s. The general evolution from hard to soft lags as the frequency increases is similar to other AGNs where soft lags have been detected. We interpret this soft lag as due to reverberation from the accretion disk, with the reflection component responding to variability from the X-ray corona. For a black hole mass of 7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 6} M{sub Sun} this corresponds to a light-crossing time of {approx}9 R{sub g} /c; however, dilution effects mean that the intrinsic lag is likely longer than this. Based on recent black hole mass scaling for lag properties, the lag amplitude and frequency are more consistent with a black hole a few times more massive than the best estimates, though flux-dependent effects could easily add scatter this large.

Cackett, E. M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, 666 W. Hancock St, Detroit, MI 48201 (United States); Fabian, A. C.; Kara, E. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Zogbhi, A.; Reynolds, C. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Uttley, P., E-mail: ecackett@wayne.edu [Astronomical Institute ''Anton Pannekoek'', University of Amsterdam, Postbus 94249, 1090 GE Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2013-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography  

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Humankind has benefitted from a long and productive relationship with yeast. For example, fermentation by yeast is an essential step in the production of bread, beer, wine, and even biofuels. However, not all yeast are beneficial. One strain of yeast, Candida albicans, grows unnoticed on most peoples' skin and in the intestines. In response to certain environmental conditions, C. albicans can switch to a pathogenic phenotype that causes infection. Yeast infections are commonplace, and in otherwise healthy individuals are usually treatable with over-the-counter medications; however, individuals with weakened immune systems can have very serious systemic consequences from a yeast infection. Treating systemic yeast infections is becoming increasingly difficult due to the growing number of yeast strains that have developed resistance to existing antimicrobial drugs. Consequently, there is a pressing need to develop new types of drugs capable of circumventing yeast drug-resistance mechanisms. To this end Stanford, University of California, San Francisco and LBNL researchers have used soft x-ray tomography to image the 3-D structure of both benign and infectious C. albicans yeast. They then imaged this yeast when treated with peptoids, a class of molecules that mimic the peptides our immune system uses as the first line of defense against microbial attack. Unlike conventional antimicrobials, microbes have yet to develop resistance mechanisms against peptides or peptoids, making them appealing candidates for pharmaceutical development.

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography  

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Humankind has benefitted from a long and productive relationship with yeast. For example, fermentation by yeast is an essential step in the production of bread, beer, wine, and even biofuels. However, not all yeast are beneficial. One strain of yeast, Candida albicans, grows unnoticed on most peoples' skin and in the intestines. In response to certain environmental conditions, C. albicans can switch to a pathogenic phenotype that causes infection. Yeast infections are commonplace, and in otherwise healthy individuals are usually treatable with over-the-counter medications; however, individuals with weakened immune systems can have very serious systemic consequences from a yeast infection. Treating systemic yeast infections is becoming increasingly difficult due to the growing number of yeast strains that have developed resistance to existing antimicrobial drugs. Consequently, there is a pressing need to develop new types of drugs capable of circumventing yeast drug-resistance mechanisms. To this end Stanford, University of California, San Francisco and LBNL researchers have used soft x-ray tomography to image the 3-D structure of both benign and infectious C. albicans yeast. They then imaged this yeast when treated with peptoids, a class of molecules that mimic the peptides our immune system uses as the first line of defense against microbial attack. Unlike conventional antimicrobials, microbes have yet to develop resistance mechanisms against peptides or peptoids, making them appealing candidates for pharmaceutical development.

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography  

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Humankind has benefitted from a long and productive relationship with yeast. For example, fermentation by yeast is an essential step in the production of bread, beer, wine, and even biofuels. However, not all yeast are beneficial. One strain of yeast, Candida albicans, grows unnoticed on most peoples' skin and in the intestines. In response to certain environmental conditions, C. albicans can switch to a pathogenic phenotype that causes infection. Yeast infections are commonplace, and in otherwise healthy individuals are usually treatable with over-the-counter medications; however, individuals with weakened immune systems can have very serious systemic consequences from a yeast infection. Treating systemic yeast infections is becoming increasingly difficult due to the growing number of yeast strains that have developed resistance to existing antimicrobial drugs. Consequently, there is a pressing need to develop new types of drugs capable of circumventing yeast drug-resistance mechanisms. To this end Stanford, University of California, San Francisco and LBNL researchers have used soft x-ray tomography to image the 3-D structure of both benign and infectious C. albicans yeast. They then imaged this yeast when treated with peptoids, a class of molecules that mimic the peptides our immune system uses as the first line of defense against microbial attack. Unlike conventional antimicrobials, microbes have yet to develop resistance mechanisms against peptides or peptoids, making them appealing candidates for pharmaceutical development.

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography  

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:00 Humankind has benefitted from a long and productive relationship with yeast. For example, fermentation by yeast is an essential step in the production of bread, beer, wine, and even biofuels. However, not all yeast are beneficial. One strain of yeast, Candida albicans, grows unnoticed on most peoples' skin and in the intestines. In response to certain environmental conditions, C. albicans can switch to a pathogenic phenotype that causes infection. Yeast infections are commonplace, and in otherwise healthy individuals are usually treatable with over-the-counter medications; however, individuals with weakened immune systems can have very serious systemic consequences from a yeast infection. Treating systemic yeast infections is becoming increasingly difficult due to the growing number of yeast strains that have developed resistance to existing antimicrobial drugs. Consequently, there is a pressing need to develop new types of drugs capable of circumventing yeast drug-resistance mechanisms. To this end Stanford, University of California, San Francisco and LBNL researchers have used soft x-ray tomography to image the 3-D structure of both benign and infectious C. albicans yeast. They then imaged this yeast when treated with peptoids, a class of molecules that mimic the peptides our immune system uses as the first line of defense against microbial attack. Unlike conventional antimicrobials, microbes have yet to develop resistance mechanisms against peptides or peptoids, making them appealing candidates for pharmaceutical development.

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography  

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Humankind has benefitted from a long and productive relationship with yeast. For example, fermentation by yeast is an essential step in the production of bread, beer, wine, and even biofuels. However, not all yeast are beneficial. One strain of yeast, Candida albicans, grows unnoticed on most peoples' skin and in the intestines. In response to certain environmental conditions, C. albicans can switch to a pathogenic phenotype that causes infection. Yeast infections are commonplace, and in otherwise healthy individuals are usually treatable with over-the-counter medications; however, individuals with weakened immune systems can have very serious systemic consequences from a yeast infection. Treating systemic yeast infections is becoming increasingly difficult due to the growing number of yeast strains that have developed resistance to existing antimicrobial drugs. Consequently, there is a pressing need to develop new types of drugs capable of circumventing yeast drug-resistance mechanisms. To this end Stanford, University of California, San Francisco and LBNL researchers have used soft x-ray tomography to image the 3-D structure of both benign and infectious C. albicans yeast. They then imaged this yeast when treated with peptoids, a class of molecules that mimic the peptides our immune system uses as the first line of defense against microbial attack. Unlike conventional antimicrobials, microbes have yet to develop resistance mechanisms against peptides or peptoids, making them appealing candidates for pharmaceutical development.

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography  

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Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Imaging Antifungal Drug Molecules in Action using Soft X-Ray Tomography Print Humankind has benefitted from a long and productive relationship with yeast. For example, fermentation by yeast is an essential step in the production of bread, beer, wine, and even biofuels. However, not all yeast are beneficial. One strain of yeast, Candida albicans, grows unnoticed on most peoples' skin and in the intestines. In response to certain environmental conditions, C. albicans can switch to a pathogenic phenotype that causes infection. Yeast infections are commonplace, and in otherwise healthy individuals are usually treatable with over-the-counter medications; however, individuals with weakened immune systems can have very serious systemic consequences from a yeast infection. Treating systemic yeast infections is becoming increasingly difficult due to the growing number of yeast strains that have developed resistance to existing antimicrobial drugs. Consequently, there is a pressing need to develop new types of drugs capable of circumventing yeast drug-resistance mechanisms. To this end Stanford, University of California, San Francisco and LBNL researchers have used soft x-ray tomography to image the 3-D structure of both benign and infectious C. albicans yeast. They then imaged this yeast when treated with peptoids, a class of molecules that mimic the peptides our immune system uses as the first line of defense against microbial attack. Unlike conventional antimicrobials, microbes have yet to develop resistance mechanisms against peptides or peptoids, making them appealing candidates for pharmaceutical development.

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Soft X-ray spectromicroscopy and its application to semiconductor microstructure characterization  

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The universal trend towards device miniaturization has driven the semiconductor industry to develop sophisticated and complex instrumentation for the characterization of microstructures. Many significant problems of relevance to the semiconductor industry cannot be solved with conventional analysis techniques, but can be addressed with soft x-ray spectromicroscopy. An active spectromicroscopy program is being developed at the Advanced Light Source, attracting both the semiconductor industry and the materials science academic community. Examples of spectromicroscopy techniques are presented. An ALS {mu}-XPS spectromicroscopy project is discussed, involving the first microscope completely dedicated and designed for microstructure analysis on patterned silicon wafers.

Gozzo, F.; Franck, K.; Howells, M.R.; Hussain, Z. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EUV/soft x-ray spectra for low B neutron stars  

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Recent ROSAT and EUVE detections of spin-powered neutron stars suggest that many emit ``thermal`` radiation, peaking in the EUV/soft X-ray band. These data constrain the neutron stars` thermal history, but interpretation requires comparison with model atmosphere computations, since emergent spectra depend strongly on the surface composition and magnetic field. As recent opacity computations show substantial change to absorption cross sections at neutron star photospheric conditions, we report here on new model atmosphere computations employing such data. The results are compared with magnetic atmosphere models and applied to PSR J0437-4715, a low field neutron star.

Romani, R.W.; Rajagopal, M. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Rogers, F.J.; Iglesias, C.A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1995-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray pulse height analyzer in the HT-7 tokamak  

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A new soft x-ray pulse height analyzer (PHA), based on a Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) linear array consisting of 15 SDD detectors, has been installed in the HT-7 tokamak. The energy resolution of 150-180 eV at photon energy of 6 keV is achieved for the SDD with Peltier cooling. The effective time response of the SDD PHA is 50 ms. The profiles of electron temperature and the intensity of metallic impurities can be obtained with a spatial resolution of 3 cm. The performance and first experimental results from the new PHA system are presented.

Shi Yuejiang; Chen Zhongyong; Wan Baonian; Lv Bo; Hu Liqun; Lin Shiyao; Hu Qinsheng; Qian Jinping; Liu Haiqing; Liu Shengxia; Xu Yucun; Shan Jiafang; Li Jiangang [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1126, Hefei 230031 (China)

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshop report on new directions in soft x-ray photoabsorption  

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The Workshop Report integrates what was said at the Workshop on New Directions in Soft X-Ray Photoabsorption, which focused on the region from 100 eV to 10 keV. The report clarifies the current state of theory and experiment and identifies the opportunities which new theoretical methods and experimental facilities could be expected to provide. The understanding of photoabsorption (which requires experimental photoabsorption cross section data) is a key to understanding the properties and behavior of atoms, molecules and solids. The Workshop participants were forty-three physicists and quantum chemists, from twenty-four institutions in four countries, all interested in photoabsorption from different perspectives.

Bartlett, R.; Del Grande, N.K.; Lindau, I.; Manson, S.; Merts, A.L.; Pratt, R.

1984-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-dimensional Detector for High Resolution Soft X-ray Imaging  

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A new two-dimensional (2D) detector for detecting soft X-ray (SX) images was developed. The detector has a scintillator plate to convert a SX image into a visible (VI) one, and a relay optics to magnify and detect the converted VI image. In advance of the fabrication of the detector, quantum efficiencies of scintillators were investigated. As a result, a Ce:LYSO single crystal on which Zr thin film was deposited was used as an image conversion plate. The spatial resolution of fabricated detector is 3.0 {mu}m, and the wavelength range which the detector has sensitivity is 30-6 nm region.

Ejima, Takeo; Ogasawara, Shodo; Hatano, Tadashi; Yanagihara, Mihiro; Yamamoto, Masaki [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A soft-X-ray imaging microscope with multilayer-coated Schwarzschild optics  

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We constructed a soft-X-ray imaging microscope based on a multilayer-coated Schwarzschild objective. The Schwarzschild objective was designed to have a 50 x magnification and a numerical aperture of 0.25. The mirrors of the objective were coated with a Mo/Si multilayer to reflect the Si L emission. The overall throughput of the objective was 14% at a peak wavelength of 13.3 nm. The 5-?m wide stripe of SiO 2 lithographically patterned was observed under irradiation with an electron beam of 1 ?A.

M. Toyoda; Y. Shitani; M. Yanagihara; T. Ejima; M. Yamamoto; M. Watanabe

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray absorption and resonant x-ray emission spectra by electric quadrupole excitation in light rare-earth systems  

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We have made precise theoretical calculations for both 2p3/2?4f x-ray absorption spectra and 3d?2p3/2 resonant x-ray emission spectra involving electric quadrupole excitations at the L3 edge of light rare-earth elements from La to Eu. It is shown that the energy separation of a double-peak structure observed by x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) does not agree with that determined from resonant x-ray emission spectroscopy (RXES), in contrast to recent experimental results by Bartolomé et al. The reason for this difference is that the energy separation in XAS is determined by the 4f-4f interaction only, while that in RXES is determined by both 4f-4f and 3d-4f interactions.

M. Nakazawa; K. Fukui; H. Ogasawara; A. Kotani; C. F. Hague

2002-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrodynamics of Magnetars: Implications for the Persistent X-ray Emission and Spindown of the Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars  

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(ABBREVIATED) We consider the structure of neutron star magnetospheres threaded by large-scale electrical currents, and the effect of resonant Compton scattering by the charge carriers (both electrons and ions) on the emergent X-ray spectra and pulse profiles. In the magnetar model for the SGRs and AXPs, these currents are maintained by magnetic stresses acting deep inside the star. We construct self-similar, force-free equilibria of the current-carrying magnetosphere with a power-law dependence of magnetic field on radius, B ~ r^(-2-p), and show that a large-scale twist softens the radial dependence to p cyclotron scattering, independent of frequency (radius), surface magnetic field strength, or charge/mass ratio of the scattering charge. When electrons and ions supply the current, the stellar surface is also heated by the impacting charges at a rate comparable to the observed X-ray output of the SGR and AXP sources, if B_{dipole} ~ 10^{14} G. Redistribution of the emerging X-ray flux at the ion and electron cyclotron resonances will significantly modify the emerging pulse profile and, through the Doppler effect, generate a non-thermal tail to the X-ray spectrum. The sudden change in the pulse profile of SGR 1900+14 after the 27 August 1998 giant flare is related to an enhanced optical depth to electron cyclotron scattering, resulting from a sudden twist imparted to the external magnetic field.

C. Thompson; M. Lyutikov; S. R. Kulkarni

2001-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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January 15, 1992 / Vol. 17, No. 2 / OPTICS LETTERS First stage in the development of a soft-x-ray reflection  

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rough- ness). The Schwarzschild objective is made of a large concave mirror and a small convex mirror-x-ray reflection imaging microscope in the Schwarzschild configuration using a soft-x-ray laser at 18.2nm D. S. Di in the Schwarzschild configuration. A soft-x-ray laser operating at 18.2nm was used as the x-ray source. Mo

Kim, Jae-Hoon

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Multicavity X-Ray Fabry-Perot Resonance with Ultrahigh Resolution and Contrast  

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Realization of x-ray Fabry-Perot (FP) resonance in back-Bragg-reflection crystal cavities has been proposed and explored for many years, but to date no satisfactory performance has been achieved. Here we show that single-cavity crystal resonators intrinsically have limited finesse and efficiency. To break this limit, we demonstrate that monolithic multicavity resonators with equal-width cavities and specific plate thickness ratios can generate ultrahigh-resolution FP resonance with high efficiency, steep peak tails, and ultrahigh contrast simultaneously. The resonance mechanism is similar to that of sequentially cascaded single-cavity resonators. The ultranarrow-bandwidth FP resonance is anticipated to have various applications, including modern ultrahigh-resolution or precision x-ray monochromatization, spectroscopy, coherence purification, coherent diffraction, phase contrast imaging, etc.

X. R. Huang, D. P. Siddons, A. T. Macrander, R. W. Peng, and X. S. Wu

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Next Challenge in X-Ray Science: Control of Resonant Electronic  

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The Next Challenge in X-Ray Science: Control of Resonant Electronic The Next Challenge in X-Ray Science: Control of Resonant Electronic Processes Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 3:00pm SLAC, Redtail Hawk Conference Room 108A Joachim Stöhr, LCLS My talk will give a historic perspective of the revolutionary science that was enabled by the advent of high power sources of coherent electromagnetic radiation and the implications for future scientific opportunities with x-ray free electron lasers (X-FELs). The historical journey starts with the development of radar microwave sources in the 1940s that fueled the development of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques which by now have led to 6 Nobel Prizes. The theoretical description of NMR as coherent processes between nuclear states by Rabi and Bloch also provided the theoretical basis for the optical laser and its applications. Over the last

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Boundary displacement measurements using multi-energy soft x-rays  

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The Multi-Energy Soft X-ray (ME-SXR) system on NSTX provides radial profiles of soft X-ray emission, measured through a set of filters with varying thickness, which have been used to reconstruct the electron temperature on fast time scales (?10?kHz). In addition to this functionality, here we show that the ME-SXR system can be used to measure the boundary displacement of the NSTX plasma with a few mm spatial resolution during magnetohydrodyamic (MHD) activity. Boundary displacement measurements can serve to inform theoretical predictions of neoclassical toroidal viscosity, and will be used to investigate other edge phenomena on NSTX-U. For example, boundary measurements using filtered SXR measurements can provide information on pedestal steepness and dynamic evolution leading up to and during edge localized modes (ELMs). Future applications include an assessment of a simplified, filtered SXR edge detection system as well as its suitability for real-time non-magnetic boundary feedback for ELMs, MHD, and equilibrium position control.

Tritz, K., E-mail: ktritz@pppl.gov; Stutman, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States); Diallo, A.; LeBlanc, B. P. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Sabbagh, S. [Department of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University, New York City, New York 10027 (United States)

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A Versatile Multilayer Polarimeter for the Soft X-Ray Region  

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As modern undulators can generate light with arbitrary polarization states, experiments exploiting this feature in the range of soft x-rays have become increasingly widespread. For the success of these experiments characterising the polarization at the sample position is vital. Therefore a versatile, multi-purpose, UHV compatible, multilayer polarimeter has been designed and developed for measuring the Stokes vector of a soft x-ray beam. This high-precision, ultra high vacuum compatible instrument is supported by a Hexapod to simplify its alignment. Furthermore, the instrument has its own independent control system and has been designed for portability so that it can be moved with relative ease between different synchrotron facilities. The polarization analysis requires the rotation of a phase retarder and a polarization analyser, both about a common axis of the photon beam. The polarimeter employs reflection / transmission multilayers as phase retarders / analysers. Several sets of multilayers are installed inside the UHV chamber so that they may be exchanged in-situ without breaking the vacuum. The polarimeter doubles-up as a reflectometer / ellipsometer that enable determination of the polarization properties of optical elements including multilayers with very small surface roughness and several hundred bi-layers. The design details of the polarimeter and the results of first experiments to characterise the polarization of a beamline will be presented.

Wagner, U. H.; Wang, H.; Dhesi, S. S; Sawhney, K. J. S. [Diamond Light Source Ltd., Didcot (United Kingdom); MacDonald, M. A.; Poole, I. B.; Quinn, F. M. [Daresbury Laboratories, STFC, Daresbury (United Kingdom)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of soft X-ray lasing action with thin blade radiators  

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An enhancement of approximately 100 of stimulated emission over spontaneous emission of the CVI 182 Angstrom line was obtained in a recombining magnetically confined plasma column. The plasma was formed by focusing a CO.sub.2 laser beam on a carbon disc. A magnetic solenoid produced a strong magnetic field which confined the plasma to the shape of a column. A single thin carbon blade extended parallel to the plasma column and served to make the column axially more uniform and also acted as a heat sink. Axial and transverse measurements of the soft X-ray lasing action were made from locations off-set from the central axis of the plasma column. Multiple carbon blades located at equal intervals around the plasma column were also found to produce acceptable results. According to another embodiment 10 a thin coating of aluminum or magnesium was placed on the carbon disc and blade. The Z of the coating should preferably be at least 5 greater than the Z of the target. Measurements of the soft X-rays generated at 182 Angstroms showed a significant increase in intensity enhancement.

Suckewer, Szymon (Princeton Junction, NJ); Skinner, Charles H. (Kingston, NJ); Voorhees, David R. (Hopewell, NJ)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RESULTS FROM LONG-TERM OPTICAL MONITORING OF THE SOFT X-RAY TRANSIENT SAX J1810.8-2609  

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In this paper, we report the long-term optical observation of the faint soft X-ray transient SAX J1810.8-2609 from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) and Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA). We have focused on the 2007 outburst, and also cross-correlated its optical light curves and quasi-simultaneous X-ray observations from RXTE/Swift. Both the optical and X-ray light curves of the 2007 outburst show multi-peak features. Quasi-simultaneous optical/X-ray luminosity shows that both the X-ray reprocessing and viscously thermal emission can explain the observed optical flux. There is a slight X-ray delay of 0.6 {+-} 0.3 days during the first peak, while the X-ray emission lags the optical emission by {approx}2 days during the rebrightening stage, which suggests that X-ray reprocessing emission contributes significantly to the optical flux in the first peak, but the viscously heated disk origin dominates it during rebrightening. This implies variation of the physical environment of the outer disk, with even the source remaining in a low/hard state during the entire outburst. The {approx}2 day X-ray lag indicates a small accretion disk in the system, and its optical counterpart was not detected by OGLE and MOA during quiescence, which constrained it to be fainter than M{sub I} = 7.5 mag. There is a suspected short-time optical flare detected at MJD = 52583.5 with no detected X-ray counterpart; this single flux increase implies a magnetic loop reconnection in the outer disk, as proposed by Zurita et al. The observations cover all stages of the outburst; however, due to the low sensitivity of RXTE/ASM, we cannot conclude whether it is an optical precursor at the initial rise of the outburst.

Zhu Ling; Di Stefano, Rosanne [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Wyrzykowski, Lukasz, E-mail: zhul04@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom)

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Auger and depth profile analysis of synthetic crystals for dispersion of soft x-rays  

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Numerous samples have been fabricated and analyzed as part of a program to produce soft x-ray dispersion elements for various laboratory applications. The majority of this work has centered around the carbon/tungsten system, although several other low-Z/high-Z pairs have been investigated. This report describes the development of certain vacuum-deposition techniques for fabricating these dispersion elements, based upon results obtained from x-ray reflectivity measurements and Auger depth-profile analysis. The composition of the films is chiefly alternating layers of tungsten carbide and carbon. Excess carbon is introduced during the deposition of the tungsten to ensure that the carbide layer is fully stoichiometric. Layer thickness ranged from approx. 5 to 30 A for the carbide and from approx. 15 to 80 A for the carbon. The reflectivity measurements were made using Fe and Al K/sub ..cap alpha../ at grazing incidence. The emphasis in these studies is on the application of surface-analysis results in suggesting modifications to the fabrication process and in evaluating the results such modifications have on the layer stoichiometry, continuity, and periodicity of the dispersion elements so produced.

Rachocki, K.D.; Brown, D.R.; Springer, R.W.; Arendt, P.N.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-resonant x-ray and microwave absorption: Atomic spectroscopy of precessional orbital and spin dynamics  

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Double-resonant x-ray and microwave absorption: Atomic spectroscopy of precessional orbital of atomic species driven to ferromagnetic resonance. X-ray absorption measurements performed as a function of paramagnetic atoms can be determined by de- tecting the absorption or emission of light modulated by a MW field

Brune, Harald

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Ultrahigh resolution soft x-ray emission spectrometer at BL07LSU in SPring-8  

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An extremely high resolution flat field type slit less soft x-ray emission spectrometer has been designed and constructed for the long undulator beamline BL07LSU in SPring-8. By optimizing the ruling parameters of two cylindrical gratings, a high energy resolution {Delta}E < 100 meV and/or an E/{Delta}E{approx} 10 000 are expected for the energy range of 350 eV - 750 eV taking into account the broadening by the spatial resolution (25 {mu}m) of a CCD detector. A coma-free operation mode proposed by Strocov et al., is also applied to eliminate both defocus and coma aberrations. The spectrometer demonstrated experimentally that E/{Delta}E= 10 050 and 8046 for N 1s (402.1 eV) and Mn 2p (641.8 eV) edges, respectively.

Harada, Yoshihisa [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Synchrotron Radiation Research Organization, University of Tokyo, Koto, Shingu-cho, Tatsuno, Hyogo 679-5165 (Japan); RIKEN/SPring-8, Sayo-cho, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Kobayashi, Masaki [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Synchrotron Radiation Research Organization, University of Tokyo, Koto, Shingu-cho, Tatsuno, Hyogo 679-5165 (Japan); RIKEN/SPring-8, Sayo-cho, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Niwa, Hideharu [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Synchrotron Radiation Research Organization, University of Tokyo, Koto, Shingu-cho, Tatsuno, Hyogo 679-5165 (Japan); Senba, Yasunori; Ohashi, Haruhiko [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Koto, Sayo-cho, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Tokushima, Takashi; Horikawa, Yuka [RIKEN/SPring-8, Sayo-cho, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Shin, Shik [RIKEN/SPring-8, Sayo-cho, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan); Oshima, Masaharu [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Synchrotron Radiation Research Organization, University of Tokyo, Koto, Shingu-cho, Tatsuno, Hyogo 679-5165 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)

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Spatio-temporal isolation of attosecond soft X-ray pulses in the water window  

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We demonstrate experimentally the isolation of single attosecond pulses at the carbon K- shell edge in the soft-X-ray water window. Attosecond pulses at photon energies that cover the principal absorption edges of the building blocks of materials are a prerequisite for time resolved probing of the triggering events leading to electronic dynamics such as exciton formation and annihilation. Herewith, we demonstrate successful isolation of individual attosecond pulses at the carbon K edge (284 eV) with a pulse duration below 400 as and with a bandwidth supporting a 30 as pulse duration. Our approach is based on spatio-temporal isolation of ponderomotively shifted harmonics and validates a straightforward and scalable approach for robust and reproducible attosecond pulse isolation.

Silva, Francisco; Cousin, Seth L; Hemmer, Michael; Biegert, Jens

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cluster beam targets for laser plasma extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray sources  

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Method and apparatus for producing extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft x-ray radiation from an ultra-low debris plasma source are disclosed. Targets are produced by the free jet expansion of various gases through a temperature controlled nozzle to form molecular clusters. These target clusters are subsequently irradiated with commercially available lasers of moderate intensity (10{sup 11}--10{sup 12} watts/cm{sup 2}) to produce a plasma radiating in the region of 0.5 to 100 nanometers. By appropriate adjustment of the experimental conditions the laser focus can be moved 10--30 mm from the nozzle thereby eliminating debris produced by plasma erosion of the nozzle. 5 figs.

Kublak, G.D.; Richardson, M.C.

1996-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Cluster beam targets for laser plasma extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray sources  

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Method and apparatus for producing extreme ultra violet (EUV) and soft x-ray radiation from an ultra-low debris plasma source are disclosed. Targets are produced by the free jet expansion of various gases through a temperature controlled nozzle to form molecular clusters. These target clusters are subsequently irradiated with commercially available lasers of moderate intensity (10.sup.11 -10.sup.12 watts/cm.sup.2) to produce a plasma radiating in the region of 0.5 to 100 nanometers. By appropriate adjustment of the experimental conditions the laser focus can be moved 10-30 mm from the nozzle thereby eliminating debris produced by plasma erosion of the nozzle.

Kublak, Glenn D. (124 Turquoise Way, Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550); Richardson, Martin C. (CREOL

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Design of VLS-PGM Soft X-Ray Beamline on Indus-2  

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The optical design of a soft x-ray beamline on the bending magnet of Indus-2 synchrotron source is presented. A Varied Line Spacing Plane Grating Monochromator (VLS-PGM) was adopted with Hettrick type optics. The VLS-PGM consists of a spherical mirror and three interchangeable gratings of line densities 1200 l/mm, 400 l/mm and 150 l/mm to efficiently cover the energy region 50-1500 eV. The VLS groove parameters were obtained by minimizing defocus aberration, coma and spherical aberration. The overall performance of the beamline was estimated by detailed raytracing calculations. The beamline design, results of the raytracing calculations and the expected performances are presented.

Prasad, T. T.; Modi, M. H.; Lodha, G. S. [X-ray Optics Section, Indus Synchrotrons Ultilization Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore (India)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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New Soft X-ray Beamline (BL10) at the SAGA Light Source  

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A new soft X-ray beamline (BL10) at the SAGA Light Source (SAGA-LS) was constructed at the end of 2008. Commissioning of this new beamline started at the beginning of 2009. Synchrotron radiation from a variably polarizing undulator (APPLE-II) can be used in this beamline. The obtained light is monochromatized by a varied-line-spacing plane grating monochromator with the variable included angle mechanism. Its designed resolving power and photon flux are 3,000-10,000 and 10{sup 12}-10{sup 9} photons/s at 300 mA, respectively. The performance test results were generally satisfactory. An overview of the optical design of the beamline and the current status of commissioning are reported.

Yoshimura, D.; Setoyama, H.; Okajima, T. [Beamline group, SAGA Light Source, 8-7 Yayoigaoka, Tosu, Saga 841-0005 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonantly photo-pumped nickel-like erbium X-ray laser  

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A resonantly photo-pumped X-ray laser (10) that enhances the gain of seve laser lines that also lase because of collisional excitations and recombination processes, is described. The laser comprises an aluminum (12) and erbium (14) foil combination (16) that is driven by two beams (18, 20) of intense line focused (22, 24) optical laser radiation. Ground state nickel-like erbium ions (34) are resonantly photo-pumped by line emission from hydrogen-like aluminum ions (32).

Nilsen, Joseph (Livermore, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Approaches to Soft X-ray Spectroscopy: Scanning TransmissionX-ray Microscopy and Ambient Pressure X-Ray PhotoelectronSpectroscopy  

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This workshop focused on novel spectroscopies at Beamlines 11.0.2, 5.3.2 and 9.3.2 at the ALS. The workshop brought together users from a wide range of fields to highlight recent experimental and technical developments both in scanning transmission X-ray spectroscopy (STXM) and ambient pressure photoelectron spectroscopy (APPES). The morning session featured talks on experiments involving new developments at the STXM, while the afternoon session was devoted to those using APXPS. In the morning session, Tolek Tyliszczak discussed the improved detector developments at the STXM, such as an avalanche photodiode detector and fluorescence and electron detection, as well as the continued development of in situ cells for heating, gas flow, and electrochemical cells. Of these, only the avalanche photodiode in combination with a novel multichannel photon-counting system is in routine use in time-resolved studies. Bartel Van Waeyenberge (Ghent University) presented results of magnetic imaging with a time resolution of 70-100 ps combined with a lateral resolution of 20-40 nm performed with the STXM (Beamline 11.0.2). As a complement to the time-domain ''pump-and-probe'' measurements, they developed a frequency-domain ''sine-excitation'' technique in order to study specific eigenmodes of these ferromagnetic patterns with high spatial resolution. This new approach was used to study the gyrotropic vortex motions in micron-sized ferromagnetic patterns. Adam Hitchcock (McMaster University) presented the development, in collaboration with Daniel Guay (INRS, Varennes) and Sherry Zhang, of the apparatus and techniques for applying STXM to in-situ studies of electrochemistry, in particular electrochromism in polyaniline. In addition, substantial progress was reported on a joint project to develop substrates and methods for chemically selective lithography of multilayer polymer systems. Selective patterns, such as that displayed in the figure, can now be written efficiently with the bend magnet STXM on Beamline 5.3.2. Yves Acremann (SSRL) discussed time and spatially resolved X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) experiments on spin transfer devices at the STXM (Beamline 11.0.2). These elegant experiments explore time resolved measurements of the magnetization dynamics within a 100 x 150 nm sample influenced by a spin-polarized current. This experiment shows that the magnetization in these magnetic nanostructures are not uniform, as they are influenced by the Oersted field of the charge current needed to generate the spin current. The implementation of a novel multichannel photon counting system in combination with an avalanche photon detector decreased the data-acquisition time by a factor of 10, owing to its ability to resolve the structure of multi bunch mode. Gordon E. Brown, Jr. (Stanford University and SSRL) described ''Applications of STXM to Microbial Bioweathering and Biomineralization''. In the interaction of bacteria with ferrihydrite nanoparticles, microenvironments that were very different than the bulk material were observed, showing that bulk thermodynamics may not be useful for predicting micro phases. Gordon also presented work showing that iron nanoparticles are attracted to the negatively charged bacteria and form a coating that reduces iron oxide minerals. The afternoon session started with presentations by Simon Mun and Hendrik Bluhm, who discussed the current status and the future plans for the two APPES end-stations at the ALS, which are located at Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2, respectively. In both end-stations, samples can be measured in gaseous environments at pressures of up to several Torr, which makes possible the investigation of numerous phenomena, in particular in the fields of atmospheric and environmental science as well as heterogeneous catalysis. Specific examples of the application of APPES were shown in the following presentations. John Hemminger (University of California, Irvine) reported on APPES investigations at Beamlines 9.3.2 and 11.0.2 of the interaction of alkali halide surfaces with water. The m

Bluhm, Hendrik; Gilles, Mary K.; Mun, Simon B.; Tyliszczak, Tolek

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical selective microstructural analysis of thin film using resonant x-ray reflectivity  

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Strong modulations of the reflected x-ray intensities near the respective absorption edges of the constituent materials promise to determine layer composition of thin film structures along with spectroscopic like information. Near the absorption edge, the orders of magnitude more contrast beyond the pure electron density distributions of materials find an approach to overcome the low density difficulty of the conventional x-ray reflectivity technique. These aspects are explained by experimental studies on partially decomposed boron nitride thin films. Chemical composition profile is determined from free surface to the embedded buried layer with depth resolution in nanometer scale. The results of resonant reflectivity for chemical analysis are correlated with depth dependent x-ray photo electron spectroscopy.

Nayak, Maheswar; Lodha, G. S. [X-ray Optics Section, Indus Synchrotrons Utilization Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013, Madhya Pradesh (India)

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Resonant X-ray Enhancement of the Auger Effect in High-Z Atoms, Molecules, and Nanoparticles: Potential Biomedical Applications  

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of achieving X-radiation dose reduction commensurate with resonant enhancements for cancer theranostics using for X-ray resonant theranostics (therapy and diagnostics) along these lines.11 However, while X

Pradhan, Anil

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Characterization of thin film CCD filters on board the German astronomy satellite ABRIXAS by soft x-ray transmission measurements  

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We have developed optical filters for the German X-ray astronomy satellite ABRIXAS (A BRoadband Imaging X-ray All Sky Survey)(1). Specific CCD's (2) will be used as detectors in the focal plane on board the observatory. Since these detectors are sensitive from the X-ray to the near infrared spectral range, X-ray observations require optical filters, which combine high transmittance for photon energies in the soft X-ray region and a high absorptance for ultraviolet and visible radiation. With respect to the mission goal in orbit a spectral transmission function is required attenuating radiation below photon energies of 10 eV by more than 7 orders of magnitude and transmitting soft X-ray photon energies above 1000 eV by more than 90 percent. This was realized by a 0.80 {mu}m thick polypropylene foil, which is coated with approximately 60 nm aluminum on both sides. The filters have an effective diameter of 73 mm without any support structure. Environmental tests have been performed and proved the filters to be resistant against sound pressure and vibrational load stresses during the launch of the spacecraft. Synchroton radiation was used to characterize the properties of the filters in the soft X-ray photon energy range 60 eV

Stephan, K.-H.; Braeuninger, H.; Haberl, F.; Predehl, P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, 85748 Garching (Germany); Maier, H. J. [Sektion Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, 85748 Garching (Germany); Friedrich, J. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Heinrich Heine Universitaet Duesseldorf, 40255 Duesseldorf (Germany); Schmitz, D.; Scholze, F.; Ulm, G. [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, 10587 Berlin (Germany)

1999-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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An in-situ cell for characterization of solids by soft X-ray absorption  

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Scientific Instruments a Absorption (a.u. ) b d 0.01 abs cJ. Lynch, in X-ray Absorption Fine Structure for Catalysts18, pp. 431-512. X-ray Absorption: Principles, Applications,

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of absorption and reflection in the soft X-ray excess of Active Galactic Nuclei : 1. Preliminary results  

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The 2-10 keV continuum of AGN is well represented by a single power law, generally attributed to a hot comptonizing medium, such as a corona above the accretion disk. At smaller energies the continuum displays an excess with respect to the extrapolation of this power law, called the ``soft X-ray excess". Until now it was attributed, either to reflection of the hard X-ray source by the accretion disk, or to the presence of an additional comptonizing medium. An alternative solution proposed by Gierli\\'nski & Done (2004) is that a single power law represents correctly both the soft and the hard X-ray emission, and the soft X-ray excess is an artefact due to the absorption of the primary power law by a relativistic wind. We examine the advantages and drawbacks of the reflection versus absorption models. We argue that in the absorption hypothesis, the absorbing medium should be in total pressure equilibrium, to constrain the spectral distribution which otherwise would be too strongly variable in time and from one object to the other, as compared to observations. We conclude that some X-ray spectra, in particular those with strong soft X-ray excesses, can be modelled by absorption in the 0.3-10 keV range. However, due to the lack of a complete grid of models and good data extending above 10 keV, we are not able to conclude presently that all objects can be accommodated with such models. These absorption models imply either strong relativistic outflowing winds with mass rates of the order of the Eddington value (or even larger), or quasi-spherical inhomogeneous accretion flows. Only weak excesses can be modelled by reflection, unless the primary continuum is not directly seen. Finally, a reflection model absorbed by a modest relativistic wind could be the best solution to the problem.

Loïc Chevallier; Suzy Collin; Anne-Marie Dumont; Bozena Czerny; Martine Mouchet; Anabela C. Gonçalves; René Goosmann

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-average-power, 100-Hz-repetition-rate, tabletop soft-x-ray lasers at sub-15-nm wavelengths  

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Efficient excitation of dense plasma columns at 100-Hz repetition rate using a tailored pump pulse profile produced a tabletop soft-x-ray laser average power of 0.1 mW at = 13.9 nm and 20 W at = 11.9 nm from transitions of Ni-like Ag and Ni-like Sn, respectively. Lasing on several other transitions with wavelengths between 10.9 and 14.7 nm was also obtained using 0.9-J pump pulses of 5-ps duration from a compact diode-pumped chirped pulse amplification Yb:YAG laser. Hydrodynamic and atomic plasma simulations show that the pump pulse profile, consisting of a nanosecond ramp followed by two peaks of picosecond duration, creates a plasma with an increased density of Ni-like ions at the time of peak temperature that results in a larger gain coefficient over a temporally and spatially enlarged space leading to a threefold increase in the soft-x-ray laser output pulse energy. The high average power of these compact soft-x-ray lasers will enable applications requiring high photon flux. These results open the path to milliwatt-average-power tabletop soft-x-ray lasers.

Reagan, Brendon [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL] [ORNL; Wernsing, Keith [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Baumgarten, Cory [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Woolston, Mark [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Rocca, Jorge [Colorado State University, Fort Collins] [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

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Chirality-induced `forbidden' reflections in X-ray resonant scattering  

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It is shown that additional Bragg reflections can appear in resonant near-edge X-ray diffraction exclusively owing to the local chirality associated with the left-right asymmetric environment of scattering atoms. This effect occurs even in centrosymmetric crystals, which are not gyrotropic in optics, and some realistic examples are considered in detail (-Fe2O3, LiNbO3 etc.).

Dmitrienko, V.E.

2001-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray emission spectroscopy of liquids and lithium batterymaterials  

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Lithium ion insertion into electrode materials is commonly used in rechargeable battery technology. The insertion implies changes in both the crystal structure and the electronic structure of the electrode material. Side-reactions may occur on the surface of the electrode which is exposed to the electrolyte and form a solid electrolyte interface (SEI). The understanding of these processes is of great importance for improving battery performance. The chemical and physical properties of water and alcohols are complicated by the presence of strong hydrogen bonding. Various experimental techniques have been used to study geometrical structures and different models have been proposed to view the details of how these liquids are geometrically organized by hydrogen bonding. However, very little is known about the electronic structure of these liquids, mainly due to the lack of suitable experimental tools. In this thesis examples of studies of lithium battery electrodes and liquid systems using soft x-ray emission spectroscopy will be presented. Monochromatized synchrotron radiation has been used to accomplish selective excitation, in terms of energy and polarization. The electronic structure of graphite electrodes has been studied, before and after lithium intercalation. Changes in the electronic structure upon lithiation due to transfer of electrons into the graphite {pi}-bands have been observed. Transfer of electrons in to the 3d states of transition metal oxides upon lithiation have been studied, through low energy excitations as dd- and charge transfer-excitations. A SEI was detected on cycled graphite electrodes. By the use of selective excitation different carbon sites were probed in the SEI. The local electronic structure of water, methanol and mixtures of the two have been examined using a special liquid cell, to separate the liquid from the vacuum in the experimental chamber. Results from the study of liquid water showed a strong influence on the 3a1 molecular orbital and orbital mixing between water molecules upon hydrogen bonding. Apart from the four-hydrogen-bonding structure in water, a structure where one hydrogen bond is broken could be separated and identified. The soft x-ray emission study of methanol showed the existence of ring and chain formations in the liquid phase and the dominating structures are formed of 6 and 8 molecules. Upon mixing of the two liquids, a segregation at the molecular level was found and the formation of new structures, which could explain the unexpected low increase of the entropy.

Augustsson, Andreas

2004-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum photodiode detectors for soft x-ray ITER plasma tomography  

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A special type of vacuum photodiode detector (VPD) for x-ray tomography of (ITER) plasma is described. Laboratory experiments demonstrate that VPD has high sensitivity to thermal x-rays and low sensitivity to hard gamma rays and neutrons. It was shown that in ITER environment the signal due to thermal x-rays will surpass the background signal by more than a factor of 100.

Gott, Yu.V.; Stepanenko, M.M. [RRC, Nuclear Fusion Institute, Kurchatov sq.1, Moscow, 123182 (Russian Federation)

2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

188

Upper Limit on Dimming of Cosmological Sources by Intergalactic Grey Dust from the Soft X-ray Background  

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Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) produce a dominant fraction (~80%) of the Soft X-ray background (SXB) at photon energies 0.5opacity would have produced diffuse X-ray halos around AGN. Taking account of known galaxies and galaxy clusters, only a fraction F_halo opacity to optical/infrared photons from large dust grains (with radii in the range a=0.2-2.0 mum) to a level tau_GDStacking X-ray images of AGN can be used to improve our constraints and diminish the importance of dust as a source of systematic uncertainty for future supernova surveys which aim to improve the precision on measuring the redshift evolution of the dark energy equation-of-state.

Dijkstra, Mark

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Soft X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of a Frozen Hydrated Yeast Cell  

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We report the first image of an intact, frozen hydrated eukaryotic cell using x-ray diffraction microscopy, or coherent x-ray diffraction imaging. By plunge freezing the specimen in liquid ethane and maintaining it below -170 deg. C, artifacts due to dehydration, ice crystallization, and radiation damage are greatly reduced. In this example, coherent diffraction data using 520 eV x rays were recorded and reconstructed to reveal a budding yeast cell at a resolution better than 25 nm. This demonstration represents an important step towards high resolution imaging of cells in their natural, hydrated state, without limitations imposed by x-ray optics.

Huang Xiaojing; Nelson, Johanna; Lima, Enju; Miao, Huijie; Steinbrener, Jan; Stewart, Andrew; Turner, Joshua J.; Jacobsen, Chris [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800 (United States); Kirz, Janos [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800 (United States); Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Marchesini, Stefano; Shapiro, David [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Neiman, Aaron M. [Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-5215 (United States)

2009-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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R&D for a Soft X-Ray Free Electron Laser Facility  

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x-ray magnetic linear dichroism spectromicroscop,y” Scienceultrafast magnetic phenomena and materials science [44].Magnet Science & Technology, National High Magnetic Field

Staples, John

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

SOFT X-RAY EMISSION LINES OF S VII-S XIV IN PROCYON  

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Observational data for cool star Procyon available from the Chandra Data Public Archive are co-added and analyzed with as high a signal-to-noise ratio as possible. The soft X-ray emission lines of highly charged sulfur ions (S VII-S XV) are investigated in the 30-80 A range. A collisional-radiative model is constructed to predict line emissivities of sulfur ions using updated excitation data from the R-matrix method. Theoretical line fluxes and line intensity ratios are calculated, and theoretical spectra are constructed with a Gaussian profile with a line width of 0.06 A. By comparing predicted emission lines with observed ones, several strong emission lines are identified for the first time. Some misassignments of lines in previous works are also corrected. By comparing our results with those from the Chianti (v6) model, this work provides insight into the completeness and accuracy of the atomic data of sulfur ions in the Chianti (v6) database.

Li, F.; Liang, G. Y.; Zhao, G., E-mail: gyliang@bao.ac.cn, E-mail: gzhao@bao.ac.cn [Also at National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, China. (China)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution Bent-crystal Spectrometer for the Ultra-soft X-ray Region  

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A multichannel vacuum Brag-crystal spectrometer has been developed for high-resolution measurements of the line emission from tokamak plasmas in the wavelength region between 4 and 25 angstrom. The spectrometer employs a bent crystal in Johann geometry and a microchannel-plate intensified photodiode array. The instrument is capable of measuring high-resolution spectra (lambda/..delta..lambda approx. 3000) with fast time resolution (4 msec per spectrum) and good spatial resolution (3 cm). The spectral bandwidth is ..delta..lambda/lambda{sub 0} = 8 angstrom. A simple tilt mechanism allows access to different wavelength intervals. In order to illustrate the utility of the new spectrometer, time- and space-resolved measurements of the n = 3 to n = 2 spectrum of selenium from the Princeton Large Torus tokamak plasmas are presented. The data are used to determine the plasma transport parameters and to infer the radial distribution of fluorinelike, neonlike, and sodiumlike ions of selenium in the plasma. The new ultra-soft x-ray spectrometer has thus enabled us to demonstrate the utility of high-resolution L-shell spectroscopy of neonlike ions as a fusion diagnostic.

Beiersdorfer, P.; von Goeler, S.; Bitter, M.; Hill, K. W.; Hulse, R. A.; Walling, R. S.

1988-10-00T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-resolution soft x-ray spectrometer on the MAST tokamak  

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A curved crystal spectrometer in Johann configuration has been implemented on MAST to obtain values for electron temperature, ion temperature and toroidal velocity. The spectrometer is used to examine medium Z impurities in the soft x-ray region by utilising a Silicon (111) crystal, bent using a 4 pin bending jig, and a CCD detector ({delta}t=8 ms). Helium-like Argon emissions from 3.94 to 4.00 A have been examined using a crystal radius of 859.77 mm. The Bragg angle and crystal radius can be adjusted with relative ease. The spectrometer can be scanned toroidally and poloidally to include a radial view which facilitates absolute velocity measurements by assuming radial velocity =0. Doppler shifts of 2.3x10{sup -5} A (1.8 kms{sup -1}) can be measured. The line of sight is shared with a neutral particle analyzer, which enables in situ ion temperature comparisons. Ray tracing has been used for the development of new imaging spectrometers, using spherical/toroidal crystals, planned to be implemented on MAST.

Nelson, M.J.; Barnsley, R.; Keenan, F.; Meyer, H.; Bunting, C.A.; Carolan, P.G.; Conway, N.J.; Cunningham, G.; Lehane, I.; Tournianski, M.R. [Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction of soft x-ray laser pulse radiation with aluminum surface: Nano-meter size surface modification  

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Interaction of soft x-ray laser radiation with material and caused modification of the exposed surface has both physical and practical interests. We irradiated the focusing soft x-ray laser (SXRL) pulses having a wavelength of 13.9 nm and the duration of 7 ps to aluminum (Al) surface. After the SXRL irradiation process, the irradiated Al surface was observed with a scanning electron microscope. The surface modifications caused by SXRL single pulse exposure were clearly seen. In addition, it was found that the conical structures having around 100 nm in diameters were formed in the shallow features. The nano-meter size modified structures at Al surface induced by SXRL pulse is interesting as the newly surface structure. Hence, the SXRL beam would be a candidate for a tool of micromachining. We also provide a thermomechanical modeling of SXRL interaction with Al briefly to explain the surface modification.

Ishino, Masahiko; Faenov, Anatoly; Tanaka, Momoko; Hasegawa, Noboru; Nishikino, Masaharu; Tamotsu, Satoshi; Pikuz, Tatiana; Inogamov, Nail; Zhakhovsky, Vasily; Skobelev, Igor; Fortov, Vladimir; Khohlov, Viktor; Shepelev, Vadim; Ohba, Toshiyuki; Kaihori, Takeshi; Ochi, Yoshihiro; Imazono, Takashi; Kawachi, Tetsuya [Quantum Beam Science Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan); Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow 125412 (Russian Federation); Graduate School of Humanities and Science, Nara Women's University, Nara 630-8506 (Japan); Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Chernogolovka 142432 (Russian Federation); Institute for Computer Aided Design, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow 123056 (Russian Federation)

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The resonant X-ray diffraction in Co-Akermanite: Theory and experiment  

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The structural factors for X-ray resonant diffraction near the K-absorption edge of cobalt in Co-akermanite have been calculated with allowance for the known data about its incommensurate 2D modulation. It is shown that the local symmetry of Co atoms in the basic structure does not allow any pure resonant reflections in the dipole-dipole approximation. However, pure resonant reflections of the h00 (h = 2n + 1) type are possible owing to the dipole-quadrupole contribution. The 5D formalism is used for the incommensurately modulated structure. It is shown that the displacement terms in the anisotropic tensor atomic factors could mainly contribute to the first-order satellites, providing pure resonant satellite reflections of the hhlm0 (m = 2n + 1) or h00mm-bar (h = 2n + 1) types.

Bindi, L. [Universitae di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra (Italy); Dmitrienko, V. E. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Ovchinnikova, E. N. [Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Soedzhima, Yu. [Kyushu University, Department of Physics (Japan)

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SU?GG?J?167: Resonant X?Ray Irradiation of High?Z Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostics  

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Purpose: Broadband X?ray sources employed in current cancer therapy are indiscriminant of tissue composition. We demonstrate significant dose enhancement by high?Z (HZ) sensitizing agents at resonant energies below the K?edge. This is of particular interest in cancer theranostics using agents such as goldnanoparticles embedded in malignant tissue.Method and Materials: Relativistic R?matrix calculations were performed for radiative transitions and photoionization for many HZ elements from Fe to U. Accurate cross section data and monochromatic attenuation coefficients were computed in energy ranges where the large k?a resonance complexes occur. Scaling laws up to HZ species such as Pt Au and U are studied. Depth dose curves based on photon transport in a numerical model containing muscle bone and tumor with 1mg/cc concentration of goldnanoparticles were calculated using the new resonant atomic data and compared with those calculated using standard evaluated data. Results: Giant resonance complexes were identified in all HZ species at energies below the respective K edge. For example the resonant attenuation coefficient for k?? transitions in Fe and Au are more than 1000 times higher than at their K edge. The average absorption efficiency in cm2/g of Au at ?68 keV is 7400 compared to 3.3 at the Au K?edge and only about 0.2 for C N O and 0.24 for Ca. The gold resonance complexes lie in the range 67–80 keV below the K?edge. The calculations reveal preferential dose deposition ratio of 3 to 4 between the goldnanoparticle?bearingtumor and soft tissue (including surface) or bone. Conclusion: Opportunities exist to specifically target HZ?bearing tumors while sparing normal tissue at monochromatic or narrowband X?ray sources tuned to resonant energies. We identify and discuss potential sources for the generation of sufficiently intense K?alpha resonant radiation such as laser produced plasma devices and electron?beam ion traps.

A Pradhan; S Nahar; M Montenegro; C Sur; M Mrozik; R Pitzer; E Silver; Y Yu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory-Based Cryogenic Soft X-ray Tomography with Correlative Cryo-Light and Electron Microscopy  

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Here we present a novel laboratory-based cryogenic soft X-ray microscope for whole cell tomography of frozen hydrated samples. We demonstrate the capabilities of this compact cryogenic microscope by visualizing internal sub-cellular structures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells. The microscope is shown to achieve better than 50 nm spatial resolution with a Siemens star test sample. For whole biological cells, the microscope can image specimens up to 5 micrometers thick. Structures as small as 90 nm can be detected in tomographic reconstructions at roughly 70 nm spatial resolution following a low cumulative radiation dose of only 7.2 MGy. Furthermore, the design of the specimen chamber utilizes a standard sample support that permits multimodal correlative imaging of the exact same unstained yeast cell via cryo-fluorescence light microscopy, cryo-soft x-ray microscopy and cryo-transmission electron microscopy. This completely laboratory-based cryogenic soft x-ray microscope will therefore enable greater access to three-dimensional ultrastructure determination of biological whole cells without chemical fixation or physical sectioning.

Carlson, David B.; Gelb, Jeff; Palshin, Vadim; Evans, James E.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High efficiency multilayer blazed gratings for EUV and soft X-rays: Recent developments  

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Multilayer coated blazed gratings with high groove density are the best candidates for use in high resolution EUV and soft x-ray spectroscopy. Theoretical analysis shows that such a grating can be potentially optimized for high dispersion and spectral resolution in a desired high diffraction order without significant loss of diffraction efficiency. In order to realize this potential, the grating fabrication process should provide a perfect triangular groove profile and an extremely smooth surface of the blazed facets. Here we report on recent progress achieved at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) in fabrication of high quality multilayer coated blazed gratings. The blazed gratings were fabricated using scanning beam interference lithography followed by wet anisotropic etching of silicon. A 200 nm period grating coated with a Mo/Si multilayer composed with 30 bi-layers demonstrated an absolute efficiency of 37.6percent in the 3rd diffraction order at 13.6 nm wavelength. The groove profile of the grating was thoroughly characterized with atomic force microscopy before and after the multilayer deposition. The obtained metrology data were used for simulation of the grating efficiency with the vector electromagnetic PCGrate-6.1 code. The simulations showed that smoothing of the grating profile during the multilayer deposition is the main reason for efficiency losses compared to the theoretical maximum. Investigation of the grating with cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy revealed a complex evolution of the groove profile in the course of the multilayer deposition. Impact of the shadowing and smoothing processes on growth of the multilayer on the surface of the sawtooth substrate is discussed.

Voronov, Dmitriy; Ahn, Minseung; Anderson, Erik; Cambie, Rossana; Chang, Chih-Hao; Goray, Leonid; Gullikson, Eric; Heilmann, Ralf; Salmassi, Farhad; Schattenburg, Mark; Warwick, Tony; Yashchuk, Valeriy; Padmore, Howard

2011-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The Origin of the Cosmic Soft X-Ray Background: Optical Identification of an Extremely Deep ROSAT Survey  

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We present the results of the deepest optically identified X-ray survey yet made. The X-ray survey was made with the ROSAT PSPC and reaches a flux limit of 1.6x10^-15 erg cm^-2 s^-1 (0.5--2.0 keV). Above a flux limit of 2x10^-15 erg cm^-2 s^-1 we define a complete sample of 70 sources of which 59 are identified. Some (5) other sources have tentative identifications and in a further 4 the X-ray error-boxes are blank to R=23 mag. At the brighter flux levels (>= 10^-14 erg cm^-2 s^-1) we confirm the results of previous less deep X-ray surveys with 84% of the sources begin QSOs. At fainter fluxes, however, the survey is dominated by a population of galaxies with narrow optical emission lines (NELGs). In addition, a number of groups and clusters of galaxies are found at intermediate fluxes. Most of these are poor systems of low X-ray luminosity and are generally found at redshifts of > 0.3. Their numbers are consistent with a zero evolutionary scenario, in contrast to the situation for high luminosity clusters at the same redshift. We discuss the significance of these results to the determination of the cosmic soft X-ray background (XRB) and show that at 2x10^-15 erg cm^-2 s^-1, we have resolved more than 50% of the background. We also briefly consider the probable importance of NELG objects to the residual background and look at some of the properties of these unusual objects.

I. M. McHardy; L. R. Jones; M. R. Merrifield; K. O. Mason; R. G. Abraham; A. M. Newsam; G. B. Dalton; F. Carrera; P. J. Smith; M. Rowan-Robinson; G. A. Wegner; T. J. Ponman; H. J. Lehto; G. Branduardi-Raymont; G. A. Luppino; G. Efstathiou; D. J. Allan; J. J. Quenby

1997-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterisation of organic photovoltaics by synchrotron soft X-ray techniques.  

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??Research Doctorate - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) The use of advanced synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy and microspectroscopy techniques can probe the nanoscale structure of organic solar… (more)

Burke, Kerry B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray properties of a spectroscopically selected sample of interacting and isolated Seyfert galaxies  

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We present a catalogue of ROSAT detected sources in the sample of spectroscopically selected Seyfert 1 and Seyfert 2 galaxies of Rafanelli et al. (1995). The catalogue contains 102 Seyfert 1 and 36 Seyfert 2 galaxies. The identification is based on X-ray contour maps overlaid on optical images taken from the Digitized Sky Survey. We have derived the basic spectral and timing properties of the X-ray detected Seyfert galaxies. For Seyfert 1 galaxies a strong correlation between photon index and X-ray luminosity is detected. We confirm the presence of generally steeper X-ray continua in narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1s) compared to broad-line Seyfert 1 galaxies. Seyfert 2 galaxies show photon indices similar to those of NLS1s. Whereas a tendency for an increasing X-ray luminosity with increasing interaction strength is found for Seyfert 1 galaxies, such a correlation is not found for Seyfert 2 galaxies. For Seyfert 1 galaxies we found also a strong correlation for increasing far-infrared luminosity with increasing interaction strength. Both NLS1s and Seyfert 2 galaxies show the highest values of far-infrared luminosity compared to Seyfert 1 galaxies, suggesting that NLS1s and Seyfert 2 galaxies host strong (cirumnuclear) starformation. For variable Seyfert galaxies we present the X-ray light curves obtained from the ROSAT All-Sky Survey and from ROSAT PSPC and HRI pointed observations. Besides the expected strong short- and long-term X-ray variability in Seyfert 1 galaxies, we find indications for X-ray flux variations in Seyfert 2 galaxies.

F. Pfefferkorn; Th. Boller; P. Rafanelli

2001-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Results and Modeling of Low-Heat-Capacity TES Microcalorimeters for Soft-X-ray Spectroscopy  

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Transition-edge-sensor (TES) X-ray microcalorimeters have mostly been targeted at mid-band energies from 0.05-10 keV and high energies to above 100 keV. However, many other optimizations are possible. Here we present results from devices optimized for soft X-ray applications. For spectroscopy below 1 keV, the X-ray stopping power and heat capacity (C) of the TES itself are high enough that we can omit a separate absorber. The resulting devices have low C and the best-achievable energy resolution should be under 1 eV. We are interested in pursuing such devices primarily for astrophysical applications and laboratory astrophysics at LLNL's Electron-Beam Ion Trap. To this end, we have studied arrays in which 'bare' TESs are interspersed with broad-band pixels that have absorbers. By extending the absorbers to cover the area where the leads contact the low-energy pixels, we have eliminated a significant source of non-Gaussian detector response. The bare devices are in a different regime from our typical devices in that C is ten times lower and the conductance to the bath is four times lower. We have explored this regime through simultaneous fitting of noise and impedance data. These data cannot be fit by the simple model we employ to describe our typical broad-band devices. In this contribution we present X-ray spectra and the results from modeling.

Eckart, Megan E. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow (United States); Adams, Joseph S.; Smith, Stephen J. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); CRESST and University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD 21250 (United States); Bandler, Simon R. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); CRESST and University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Brekosky, Regis P.; Chervenak, James A.; Finkbeiner, Fred M.; Kelley, Richard L.; Kilbourne, Caroline A.; Scott Porter, F.; Sadleir, John E. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Resolution Soft X-Ray Spectral Analysis in the CK Region of Titanium Carbide (TiC) using the DV-X alpha Molecular Orbital Method  

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in the CK Region of Titanium Carbide (TiC) using the DV-X?USA Keyword titanium carbide, soft X-ray spectroscopy,C K region of titanium carbide (TiC). The spectral profiles

Shimomura, Kenta

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy investigation of electrochemical corrosion of copper in aqueous NaHCO3 solution  

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range requires the use of UHV instrumentation. However byseparate the samples from the UHV environment, soft x-rays1c) of the cell was made of a UHV compatible and chemically

Jiang, Peng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Femtosecond Single-Shot Imaging of Nanoscale Ferromagnetic Order in Co/Pd Multilayers using Resonant X-ray Holography  

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We present the first single-shot images of ferromagnetic, nanoscale spin order taken with femtosecond x-ray pulses. X-ray-induced electron and spin dynamics can be outrun with pulses shorter than 80 fs in the investigated fluence regime, and no permanent aftereffects in the samples are observed below a fluence of 25 mJ/cm{sup 2}. Employing resonant spatially-muliplexed x-ray holography results in a low imaging threshold of 5 mJ/cm{sup 2}. Our results open new ways to combine ultrafast laser spectroscopy with sequential snapshot imaging on a single sample, generating a movie of excited state dynamics.

Wang, Tianhan; Zhu, Diling; Benny Wu,; Graves, Catherine; Schaffert, Stefan; Rander, Torbjorn; Muller, leonard; Vodungbo, Boris; Baumier, Cedric; Bernstein, David P.; Brauer, Bjorn; Cros, Vincent; Jong, Sanne de; Delaunay, Renaud; Fognini, Andreas; Kukreja, Roopali; Lee, Sooheyong; Lopez-Flores, Victor; Mohanty, Jyoti; Pfau, Bastian; Popescu, 5 Horia

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Core and Valence Excitations in Resonant X-ray Spectroscopy using Restricted Excitation Window Time-dependent Density Functional Theory  

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We report simulations of X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) and 1D stimulated X-ray Raman spectroscopy (SXRS) signals of cysteine at the oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur K and L2,3 edges. The simulated XANES signals from the restricted window time-dependent density functional theory (REW-TDDFT) and the static exchange (STEX) method are compared with experiments, showing that REW-TDDFT is more accurate and computationally less expensive than STEX. Simulated RIXS and 1D SXRS signals from REW-TDDFT give some insights on the correlation of different excitations in the molecule.

Zhang, Yu; Biggs, Jason D.; Healion, Daniel; Govind, Niranjan; Mukamel, Shaul

2012-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a soft x-ray diffractometer for a wideband multilayer grating with a novel layer structure in the 2-4 keV range  

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We have been developing a wavelength-dispersive soft x-ray spectrograph covering an energy region of 50-4000 eV to attach to a conventional electron microscope. Observation of soft x-ray emission in the 2-4 keV range needs a multilayer coated grating. In order to evaluate the performance of the optical component in the energy region, a goniometric apparatus has been newly developed and the preliminary performance has been tested using synchrotron radiation.

Imazono, Takashi; Koike, Masato; Kawachi, Tetsuya; Hasegawa, Noboru; Koeda, Masaru; Nagano, Tetsuya; Sasai, Hiroyuki; Oue, Yuki; Yonezawa, Zeno; Kuramoto, Satoshi; Terauchi, Masami; Takahashi, Hideyuki; Handa, Nobuo; Murano, Takanori [Quantum Beam Science Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 8-1-7 Umemidai, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan); Device Dept., Shimadzu Corp., 1 Nishinokyo-Kuwabara-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8511 (Japan); IMRAM, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); ECBU, JEOL Ltd., 3-1-2 Musashino, Akishima, Tokyo 196-8558 (Japan)

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A Variable-Energy Soft X-Ray Microprobe to Investigate Mechanisms of the Radiation-Induced Bystander Effect.  

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The Gray Cancer Institute has pioneered the use of X ray focussing techniques to develop systems for micro irradiating individual cells and sub cellular targets in vitro. Cellular micro irradiation is now recognised as a highly versatile technique for understanding how ionising radiation interacts with living cells and tissues. The strength of the technique lies in its ability to deliver precise doses of radiation to selected individual cells (or sub cellular targets). The application of this technique in the field of radiation biology continues to be of great interest for investigating a number of phenomena currently of concern to the radiobiological community. One important phenomenon is the so called ‘bystander effect’ where it is observed that unirradiated cells can also respond to signals transmitted by irradiated neighbours. Clearly, the ability of a microbeam to irradiate just a single cell or selected cells within a population is well suited to studying this effect. Our prototype ‘tabletop’ X-ray microprobe was optimised for focusing 278 eV C-K X rays and has been used successfully for a number of years. However, we have sought to develop a new variable energy soft X-ray microprobe capable of delivering focused CK (0.28 keV), Al-K (1.48 keV) and notably, Ti-K (4.5 keV) X rays. Ti-K X rays are capable of penetrating several cell layers and are therefore much better suited to studies involving tissues and multi cellular layers. In our new design, X-rays are generated by the focussed electron bombardment of a material whose characteristic-K radiation is required. The source is mounted on a 1.5 x 1.0 metre optical table. Electrons are generated by a custom built gun, designed to operate up to 15 kV. The electrons are focused using a permanent neodymium iron boron magnet assembly. Focusing is achieved by adjusting the accelerating voltage and by fine tuning the target position via a vacuum position feedthrough. To analyze the electron beam properties, a custom built microscope is used to image the focussed beam on the target, through a vacuum window. The X-rays are focussed by a zone plate optical assembly mounted to the end of a hollow vertical tube that can be precisely positioned above the X ray source. The cell finding and positioning stage comprises an epi-fluorescence microscope and a feedback controlled 3 axis cell positioning stage, also mounted on the optical table. Independent vertical micro positioning of the microscope objective turret allows the focus of the microscope and the X ray focus to coincide in space (i.e. at the point where the cell should be positioned for exposure). The whole microscope stage assembly can be precisely raised or lowered, to cater for large differences in the focal length of the X ray zone plates. The facility is controlled by PC and the software provides full status and control of the source and makes use of a dual-screen for control and display during the automated cell finding and irradiation procedures.

Folkard, Melvyn; Vojnovic, Borivoj; Schettino, Giuseppe; Atkinson, Kirk; Prise, Kevin, M.; Michael, Barry, D.

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning of a Soft X-ray Beamline PF-BL-16A with a Variable-Included-Angle Varied-Line-Spacing Grating Monochromator  

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The design and commissioning of a new soft X-ray beamline, BL-16A, at the Photon Factory is presented. The beamline consists of a pre-focusing mirror, an entrance slit, a variable-included-angle varied-line-spacing plane grating monochromator, and a post-focusing system as usual, and provides circularly and linearly polarized soft X rays in the energy range 200-1500 eV with an APPLE-II type undulator. The commissioning procedure for the beamline optics is described in detail, especially the check of the focal position for the zero-th order and diffracted X rays.

Amemiya, Kenta; Toyoshima, Akio; Kikuchi, Takashi; Kosuge, Takashi; Nigorikawa, Kazuyuki; Sumii, Ryohei; Ito, Kenji [Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical constants of materials in the EUV/soft x-ray region for multilayer mirror applications  

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The response of a given material to an incident electromagnetic wave is described by the energy dependent complex index of refraction n = 1 {minus} {delta} + i{beta}. In the extreme ultraviolet (EUV)/soft x-ray spectral region, the need for accurate determination of n is driven by activity in areas such as synchrotron based research, EUV/x-ray lithography, x-ray astronomy and plasma applications. Knowledge of the refractive index is essential for the design of the optical components of instruments used in experiments and applications. Moreover, measured values of n may be used to evaluate solid state models for the optical behavior of materials. The refractive index n of Si, Mo and Be is investigated in the EUV/soft x-ray region. In the case of Si, angle dependent reflectance measurements are performed in the energy range 50--180 eV. The optical constants {delta}, {beta} are both determined by fitting to the Fresnel equations. The results of this method are compared to the values in the 1993 atomic tables. Photoabsorption measurements for the optical constants of Mo are performed on C/Mo/C foils, in the energy range 60--930 eV. Photoabsorption measurements on Be thin films supported on silicon nitride membranes are performed, and the results are applied in the determination of the absorption coefficient of Be in the energy region 111.5--250 eV. The new results for Si and Mo are applied to the calculation of normal incidence reflectivities of Mo/Si and Mo/Be multilayer mirrors. These calculations show the importance of accurate knowledge of {delta} and {beta} in the prediction and modeling of the performance of multilayer optics.

Soufli, R. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)]|[Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Materials Sciences Div.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Searching for plasmas with anomalous dispersion in the soft X-ray regime  

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Over the last decade the electron density of plasmas has been measured using X-ray laser interferometers in the 14 to 47 nm wavelength regime. With the same formula used in decades of experiments with optical interferometers, the data analysis assumes the index of refraction is due only to the free electrons, which makes the index less than one. Over the last several years, interferometer experiments in C, Al, Ag, and Sn plasmas have observed plasmas with index of refraction greater than one at 14 or 47 nm and demonstrated unequivocally that the usual formula for calculating the index of refraction is not always valid as the contribution from bound electrons can dominate the free electrons in certain cases. In this paper we search for other materials with strong anomalous dispersion that could be used in X-ray laser interferometer experiments to help understand this phenomena. An average atom code is used to calculate the plasma properties. This paper discusses the calculations of anomalous dispersion in Ne and Na plasmas near 47 nm and Xe plasmas near 14 nm. With the advent of the FLASH X-ray free electron laser in Germany and the LCLS X-FEL coming online at Stanford in 2 years the average atom code will be an invaluable tool to explore plasmas at higher X-ray energy to identify potential experiments for the future. During the next decade X-ray free electron lasers and other X-ray sources will be used to probe a wider variety of plasmas at higher densities and shorter wavelengths so understanding the index of refraction in plasmas will be even more essential.

Nilsen, J; Johnson, W R; Cheng, K T

2007-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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FAILED GAMMA-RAY BURSTS: THERMAL ULTRAVIOLET/SOFT X-RAY EMISSION ACCOMPANIED BY PECULIAR AFTERGLOWS  

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We show that the photospheres of 'failed' gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), whose bulk Lorentz factors are much lower than 100, can be outside of internal shocks. The resulting radiation from the photospheres is thermal and bright in the UV/soft X-ray band. The photospheric emission lasts for about 1000 s with a luminosity about several times 10{sup 46} erg s{sup -1}. These events can be observed by current and future satellites. It is also shown that the afterglows of failed GRBs are peculiar at the early stage, which makes it possible to distinguish failed GRBs from ordinary GRBs and beaming-induced orphan afterglows.

Xu, M.; Huang, Y. F. [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Nagataki, S.; Lee, S.-H., E-mail: hyf@nju.edu.cn [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Oiwake-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional manipulation of electron beam phase space for seeding soft x-ray free-electron lasers  

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In this letter, a simple technique is proposed to induce strong density modulation into the electron beam with small energy modulation. By using the combination of a transversely dispersed electron beam and a wave-front tilted seed laser, three-dimensional manipulation of the electron beam phase space can be utilized to significantly enhance the micro-bunching of seeded free-electron laser schemes, which will improve the performance and extend the short-wavelength range of a single-stage seeded free-electron laser. Theoretical analysis and numerical simulations demonstrate the capability of the proposed technique in a soft x-ray free-electron laser.

Feng, Chao; Deng, Haixiao; Zhao, Zhentang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for X-Ray Optics, 1992  

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This report discusses the following topics: Center for X-Ray Optics; Soft X-Ray Imaging wit Zone Plate Lenses; Biological X-Ray microscopy; Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography for Nanoelectronic Pattern Transfer; Multilayer Reflective Optics; EUV/Soft X-ray Reflectometer; Photoemission Microscopy with Reflective Optics; Spectroscopy with Soft X-Rays; Hard X-Ray Microprobe; Coronary Angiography; and Atomic Scattering Factors.

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Kr doping on neon soft X-rays emission in fast miniature plasma focus device  

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Abstract An investigation on the possibility of enhancement of soft X-ray (SXR) (900–1600 eV) emission from a fast miniature plasma focus (FMPF) device of 235 J (at 14 kV) storage energy through doping of operating gas was performed. Neon (Ne), the operating gaseous medium, was doped with krypton (Kr) in different volumetric ratios at various operating pressures ranging from 2 to 14 mbar. The 1% Kr doping increased the average optimum SXR emission efficiency from 0.47% to 0.6% without enhancing the hard X-ray (HXR) (>1600 eV) emission. The Kr doping influenced the major pinching characteristics such as focusing efficiency and time to pinch with consequential effect on X-ray emissions. Synchronous operation of the 4 pseudo-spark gap (PSG) switches was mandatory for efficient discharge current delivery to the electrodes. A drastic improvement in the pinching efficiency was obtained with replacement of old and worn out PSG switches with the new ones. Optical imaging of current sheath dynamics was performed using gated ICCD camera to verify the normal operation of the device after the \\{PSGs\\} replacement. A numerical simulation analysis on the 2 cm long stainless steel tapered anode, used in this study, was done to predict the maximum SXR emission efficiency and the peak operating gas pressure. An analysis on the amount of SXR fluence generated at the source position and the proportion of it reaching the target position is also reported.

S.M.P. Kalaiselvi; T.L. Tan; A. Talebitaher; P. Lee; R.S. Rawat

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray resonant exchange scattering of rare-earth nickel borocarbides  

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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the systematics of the microscopic magnetic order within a series of isostructural compounds and, at the same, to develop the relatively young experimental method of x-ray resonant exchange scattering (XRES). In this thesis, the author presents XRES studies of several rare-earth nickel borocarbides, RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. He shows that XRES, similar to the neutron techniques, allows the determination of the orientation of the magnetic moment by measuring the Q-dependence of the scattered intensity of magnetic Bragg reflections. As samples in this study, he chose the recently discovered family of rare-earth nickel borocarbides, RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, which display a wide variety of magnetic structures. Furthermore, in several of these materials, long range magnetic order coexists with superconductivity over some temperature range.

Detlefs, C.

1997-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultraviolet observations of the X-ray photoionized wind of Cygnus X-1 during X-ray soft/high state  

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(Shortened) Ultraviolet observations of the black hole X-ray binary Cygnus X-1 were obtained using the STIS on HSTubble. We detect P Cygni line features show strong, broad absorption components when the X-ray source is behind the companion star and noticeably weaker absorption when the X-ray source is between us and the companion star. We fit the P Cygni profiles using the SEI method applied to a spherically symmetric stellar wind subject to X-ray photoionization from the black hole. The Si IV doublet provides the most reliable estimates of the parameters of the wind and X-ray illumination. The velocity $v$ increases with radius $r$ according to $v=v_\\infty(1-r_\\star/r)^\\beta$, with$\\beta\\approx0.75$ and $v_\\infty\\approx1420$ km s$^{-1}$.The microturbulent velocity was $\\approx160$ km s$^{-1}$. Our fit implies a ratio of X-ray luminosity to wind mass-loss rate of L$_{X,38}/\\dot M_{-6} \\approx 0.33$, measured at $\\dot M_{-6}$ = 4.8. Our models determine parameters that may be used to estimate the accretion rat...

Vrtilek, S D; Hunacek, A; Gies, D; Bolton, C T

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for X-Ray Optics, 1991  

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This report discusses: Soft-X-Ray imaging with zone-plate lenses; multilayer reflective optics; and spectroscopy with x-rays.

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1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHANDRA OBSERVATIONS OF SN 1987A: THE SOFT X-RAY LIGHT CURVE REVISITED  

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We report on the present stage of SN 1987A as observed by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. We reanalyze published Chandra observations and add three more epochs of Chandra data to get a consistent picture of the evolution of the X-ray fluxes in several energy bands. We discuss the implications of several calibration issues for Chandra data. Using the most recent Chandra calibration files, we find that the 0.5-2.0 keV band fluxes of SN 1987A have increased by {approx}6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -13} erg s{sup -1} cm{sup -2} per year since 2009. This is in contrast with our previous result that the 0.5-2.0 keV light curve showed a sudden flattening in 2009. Based on our new analysis, we conclude that the forward shock is still in full interaction with the equatorial ring.

Helder, E. A.; Broos, P. S.; Burrows, D. N. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Dewey, D. [MIT Kavli Institute, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)] [MIT Kavli Institute, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Dwek, E. [Observational Cosmology Laboratory, Code 665, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)] [Observational Cosmology Laboratory, Code 665, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); McCray, R. [JILA, University of Colorado and NIST, 440 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)] [JILA, University of Colorado and NIST, 440 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Park, S. [Department of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19059, Arlington, TX 76019 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19059, Arlington, TX 76019 (United States); Racusin, J. L. [NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)] [NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Zhekov, S. A. [Space Research and Technology Institute, Akad. G. Bonchev str., bl.1, Sofia 1113 (Bulgaria)] [Space Research and Technology Institute, Akad. G. Bonchev str., bl.1, Sofia 1113 (Bulgaria)

2013-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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SURFACE SEGREGATION STUDIES OF SOFC CATHODES: COMBINING SOFT X-RAYS AND ELECTROCHEMICAL IMPEDENCE SPECTROSCOPY  

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A system to grow heteroepitaxial thin-films of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cathodes on single crystal substrates was developed. The cathode composition investigated was 20% strontium-doped lanthanum manganite (LSM) grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on single crystal (111) yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) substrates. By combining electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) with x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) and x-ray absorption spectroscopy XAS measurements, we conclude that electrically driven cation migration away from the two-phase gas-cathode interface results in improved electrochemical performance. Our results provide support to the premise that the removal of surface passivating phases containing Sr2+ and Mn2+, which readily form at elevated temperatures even in O2 atmospheric pressures, is responsible for the improved cathodic performance upon application of a bias.

Miara, Lincoln J.; Piper, L.F.J.; Davis, Jacob N.; Saraf, Laxmikant V.; Kaspar, Tiffany C.; Basu, Soumendra; Smith, K. E.; Pal, Uday B.; Gopalan, Srikanth

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the hydrogen-bond network of water via time-resolved soft x-ray spectroscopy  

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We report time-resolved studies of hydrogen bonding in liquid H2O, in response to direct excitation of the O-H stretch mode at 3 mu m, probed via soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy at the oxygen K-edge. This approach employs a newly developed nanofluidic cell for transient soft x-ray spectroscopy in liquid phase. Distinct changes in the near-edge spectral region (XANES) are observed, and are indicative of a transient temperature rise of 10K following transient laser excitation and rapid thermalization of vibrational energy. The rapid heating occurs at constant volume and the associated increase in internal pressure, estimated to be 8MPa, is manifest by distinct spectral changes that differ from those induced by temperature alone. We conclude that the near-edge spectral shape of the oxygen K-edge is a sensitive probe of internal pressure, opening new possibilities for testing the validity of water models and providing new insight into the nature of hydrogen bonding in water.

Huse, Nils; Wen, Haidan; Nordlund, Dennis; Szilagyi, Erzsi; Daranciang, Dan; Miller, Timothy A.; Nilsson, Anders; Schoenlein, Robert W.; Lindenberg, Aaron M.

2009-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical properties of boron carbide near the boron K edge evaluated by soft-x-ray reflectometry from a Ru/B4C multilayer  

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Soft-x-ray Bragg reflection from two Ru/B4C multilayers with 10 and 63 periods was used for independent determination of both real and imaginary parts of the refractive index n = 1 -{delta} + i{beta} close to the boron K edge ({approx}188 eV). Prior to soft x-ray measurements, the structural parameters of the multilayers were determined by x-ray reflectometry using hard x rays. For the 63-period sample, the optical properties based on the predictions made for elemental boron major deviations were found close to the K edge of boron for the 10-period sample explained by chemical bonding of boron to B4C and various boron oxides.

Ksenzov, Dmitriy; Panzner, Tobias; Schlemper, Christoph; Morawe, Christian; Pietsch, Ullrich

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Resolution Soft X-Ray Spectral Analysis in the CK Region of Titanium Carbide (TiC) using the DV-X alpha Molecular Orbital Method  

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We used the DV-X alpha method to analyze the high-resolution soft X-ray emission and absorption spectra in the CK region of titanium carbide (TiC). The spectral profiles of the X-ray emission and absorption can be ssuscfucelly reproduced by the occupied and unoccupied density of states (DOS ), respectively, in the C2p orbitals of the center carbon atoms in a Ti62C63 cluster model, suggesting that the center carbon atom in a large cluster model expanded to the cubic-structured 53 (= 125) atoms provides sufficient DOS for the X-ray spectral analysis of rock-salt structured metal carbides.

Shimomura, Kenta; Muramatsu, Yasuji; Denlinger, Jonathan D.; Gullikson, Eric M.

2008-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound velocities of compressed Fe3C from simultaneous synchrotron X-ray diffraction and nuclear resonant scattering measurements  

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A recently installed X-ray diffraction facility that is integrated with existing nuclear resonant scattering set-ups at Sector 3 of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory is introduced. Its applications for measuring the sound velocities of compressed Fe3C are reported.

Gao, L.

2009-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Thick-mode resonance of a PZT/Si wafer stack investigated by X-ray diffraction in Bragg geometry  

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X-ray diffraction in Bragg geometry was used to investigate the effects of longitudinal standing waves on an Si(111) wafer, constructing a PZT/Si(111) stack with a resonant frequency of 2.34 MHz. In addition to the ultrasonic vibration, a thermal effect is evident, which has been mostly ignored or avoided in previous reports.

Souza, P.E.N; de

2003-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Interferometric phase detection at x-ray energies via Fano resonance control  

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Modern x-ray light sources promise access to structure and dynamics of matter in largely unexplored spectral regions. However, the desired information is encoded in the light intensity and phase, whereas detectors register only the intensity. This phase problem is ubiquitous in crystallography and imaging, and impedes the exploration of quantum effects at x-ray energies. Here, we demonstrate phase-sensitive measurements characterizing the quantum state of a nuclear two-level system at hard x-ray energies. The nuclei are initially prepared in a superposition state. Subsequently, the relative phase of this superposition is interferometrically reconstructed from the emitted x-rays. Our results form a first step towards x-ray quantum state tomography, and provide new avenues for structure determination and precision metrology via x-ray Fano interference.

K. P. Heeg; C. Ott; D. Schumacher; H. -C. Wille; R. Röhlsberger; T. Pfeifer; J. Evers

2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma heating in solar flares and their soft and hard X-ray emissions  

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In this paper, the energy budgets of two single-loop like flares observed in X- ray are analysed under the assumption that non-thermal electrons (NTEs) are the only source of plasma heating during all phases of both events. The flares were observed by RHESSI and GOES on February 20th, 2002 and June 2nd, 2002, respectively. Using a 1D hydrodynamic code for both flares the energy deposited in the chromosphere was derived applying RHESSI observational data. The use of the Fokker-Planck formalism permits the calculation of distributions of the NTEs in flaring loops, thus spatial distributions of the X-ray non-thermal emissions and integral fluxes for the selected energy ranges which were compared with the observed ones. The best compatibility of the model with the observations was obtained for the June 2nd, 2002 event in both the 0.5-4 A GOES range and total fluxes in the 6-12 keV, 12-25 keV, 20-25 keV and 50- 100 keV energy bands. Results of photometry of the individual flaring structures in a high energy range ...

Falewicz, R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of CdZnTe detectors for soft x-ray applications  

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High resistivity CdZnTe is a very promising material for X-ray detection at room temperature or slightly below. Cooling a Cd[sub 0.8]Zn[sub 0.2]Te crystal down to [minus]30 C reduces the leakage current to the picoamp level, which enables the use of low-noise pulsed optical feedback instead of noisier resistive feedback preamplifiers. Also, longer shaping time constants at the linear amplifier can be used for the optimum resolution. The authors have obtained resolutions of 240 eV (FWHM) for the 5.9-keV [sup 55]Fe line at [minus]40 C and of 282 eV at [minus]30 C. The Fano factor for the material at [minus]40 C was calculated to be 0.14. These results compare well with the results obtained with peltier-cooled HgI[sub 2] detectors.

Niemelae, A.; Sipilae, H. (Outokumpu Instruments Oy, Espoo (Finland))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation and characterization of plasma channels in gas puff targets using soft X-ray radiography technique  

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We present our recent results of a formation and characterization of plasma channels in elongated krypton and xenon gas puff targets. The study of their formation and temporal expansion was carried out using a combination of a soft X-ray radiography (shadowgraphy) and pinhole camera imaging. Two high-energy short laser pulses were used to produce the channels. When a pumping laser pulse was shaped into a line focus, using cylindrical and spherical lenses, the channels were not produced because much smaller energy density was deposited in the gas puff target. However, when a point focus was obtained, using just a spherical lens, the plasma channels appeared. The channels were up to 9?mm in length, had a quite uniform density profile, and expanded in time with velocities of about 2?cm/?s.

Wachulak, P. W., E-mail: wachulak@gmail.com; Bartnik, A.; Jarocki, R.; Fok, T.; W?grzy?ski, ?.; Kostecki, J.; Szczurek, M.; Jabczy?ski, J.; Fiedorowicz, H. [Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, ul. gen. S. Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warsaw (Poland)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Projected performance of rf-linac-driven free-electron lasers in the VUV and soft x-ray regions  

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A multidisciplinary team of Los Alamos scientists, supported by the US Department of Energy, has been developing the requisite technologies to extend free-electron laser (FEL) operation from infrared and visible wavelengths into the extreme-ultraviolet below 100 nm using rf-linear accelerator technology. The goal is to establish an XUV Free-Electron Laser User Facility, the next-generation light source that will make available to researchers optical power more than one-million times greater than provided by synchroton light sources. Based primarily on a series of FEL oscillators driven by a single, rf-linac, the Los Alamos facility is designed to generate broadly tunable, picosecond-pulse, coherent radiation spanning the soft x-ray through the ultraviolet to the visible spectral ranges from 1 nm to 400 nm. The FEL facility design is discussed and performance predicted. 3 figs., 5 tabs.

Newnam, B.E.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Saturated Amplification of a Collisionally Pumped Optical-Field-Ionization Soft X-Ray Laser at 41.8 nm  

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We report the first saturated amplification of an optical-field-ionization soft x-ray laser. The amplifying medium is generated by focusing a circularly polarized 330-mJ, 35-fs, 10-Hz Ti:sapphire laser system in a few-mm cell filled with xenon. A gain of 67 cm -1 on the 4d95p-4d95d transition at 41.8 nm in Pd-like xenon and a gain-length product of 15 have been inferred at saturation. This source delivers about 5×109 photons per pulse. The influence of the pumping energy and the laser polarization on the lasing output are also presented.

S. Sebban; R. Haroutunian; Ph. Balcou; G. Grillon; A. Rousse; S. Kazamias; T. Marin; J. P. Rousseau; L. Notebaert; M. Pittman; J. P. Chambaret; A. Antonetti; D. Hulin; D. Ros; A. Klisnick; A. Carillon; P. Jaeglé; G. Jamelot; J. F. Wyart

2001-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

232

Evidence for the Importance of Resonance Scattering in X-Ray Emission Line Profiles of the O Star Zeta Puppis  

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We fit the Doppler profiles of the He-like triplet complexes of O VII and N VI in the X-ray spectrum of the O star {zeta} Pup, using XMM-Newton RGS data collected over {approx} 400 ks of exposure. We find that they cannot be well fit if the resonance and intercombination lines are constrained to have the same profile shape. However, a significantly better fit is achieved with a model incorporating the effects of resonance scattering, which causes the resonance line to become more symmetric than the intercombination line for a given characteristic continuum optical depth {tau}{sub *}. We discuss the plausibility of this hypothesis, as well as its significance for our understanding of Doppler profiles of X-ray emission lines in O stars.

Leutenegger, M.A.; /Columbia U.; Owocki, S.P.; /Bartol Research Inst.; Kahn, S.M.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Paerels, F.B.S.; /Columbia U.

2006-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The electronic structure of poly(pyridine-2,5-diyl) investigated by soft x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies  

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The electronic structure of the poly-pyridine conjugated polymer has been investigated by resonant and nonresonant inelastic X-ray scattering and X-ray absorption spectroscopies using synchrotron radiation. The measurements were made for both the carbon and nitrogen contents of the polymer. The analysis of the spectra has been carried out in comparison with molecular orbital calculations taking the repeat-unit cell as a model molecule of the polymer chain. The simulations indicate no significant differences in the absorption and in the non-resonant X-ray scattering spectra for the different isomeric geometries, while some isomeric dependence of the resonant spectra is predicted. The resonant emission spectra show depletion of the {\\pi} electron bands in line with symmetry selection and momentum conservation rules. The effect is most vizual for the carbon spectra; the nitrogen spectra are dominated by lone pair n orbital emission of {\\sigma} symmetry and are less frequency dependent.

Magnuson, M; Guo, J - H; Såthe, C; Agui, A; Nordgren, J; Luo, Y; Ågren, H; Johansson, N; Salaneck, W R; Horsburgh, L E; Monkman, A P; 10.1016/S0301-0104(98)00262-6

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

FERMI @ Elettra -- A Seeded Harmonic Cascade FEL for EUV and SoftX-rays  

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We describe the machine layout and major performance parameters for the FERMI FEL project funded for construction at Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy, within the next five years. The project will be the first user facility based on seeded harmonic cascade FELs, providing controlled, high peak-power pulses. With a high-brightness rf photocathode gun, and using the existing 1.2 GeV S-band linac, the facility will provide tunable output over a range from {approx}100 nm to {approx}10nm, with pulse duration from 40 fs to {approx} 1 ps, peak power GW, and with fully variable output polarization. Initially, two FEL cascades are planned; a single-stage harmonic generation to operate >40 nm, and a two stage cascade operating from {approx}40 nm to {approx}10 nm or shorter wavelength. The output is spatially and temporally coherent, with peak power in the GW range. Lasers provide modulation to the electron beam, as well as driving the photocathode and other systems, and the facility will integrate laser systems with the accelerator infrastructure, including a state-of-the-art optical timing system providing synchronization of rf signals, lasers, and x-ray pulses. Major systems and overall facility layout are described, and key performance parameters summarized.

Bocchetta, C.; Bulfone, D.; Craievich, P.; Danailov, M.B.; D'Auria,G.; DeNinno, G.; Di Mitri, S.; Diviacco, B.; Ferianis, M.; Gomezel, A.; Iazzourene, F.; Karantzoulis, E.; Parmigiani, F.; Penco, G.; Trovo, M.; Corlett, J.; Fawley, W.; Lidia, S.; Penn, G.; Ratti, A.; Staples, J.; Wilcox, R.; Zholents, A.; Graves, W.; Ilday, F.O.; Kaertner,F.; Wang, D.; Zwart, T.; Cornacchia, M.; Emma, P.; Huang, Z.; Wu, J.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FERMI@Elettra: A Seeded Harmonic Cascade FEL for EUV and Soft X-Rays  

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We describe the machine layout and major performance parameters for the FERMI FEL project funded for construction at Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy, within the next five years. The project will be the first user facility based on seeded harmonic cascade FEL's, providing controlled, high peak-power pulses. With a high-brightness rf photocathode gun, and using the existing 1.2 GeV S-band linac, the facility will provide tunable output over a range from {approx}100 nm to {approx}10 nm, with pulse duration from 40 fs to {approx} 1ps, peak power {approx}GW, and with fully variable output polarization. Initially, two FEL cascades are planned; a single-stage harmonic generation to operate > 40 nm, and a two-stage cascade operating from {approx}40 nm to {approx}10 nm or shorter wavelength. The output is spatially and temporally coherent, with peak power in the GW range. Lasers provide modulation to the electron beam, as well as driving the photocathode and other systems, and the facility will integrate laser systems with the accelerator infrastructure, including a state-of-the-art optical timing system providing synchronization of rf signals, lasers, and x-ray pulses. Major systems and overall facility layout are described, and key performance parameters summarized.

Bocchetta, C.J.; Bulfone, D.; Craievich, P.; Danailov, M.B.; D'Auria, G.; De Ninno, G.; Di Mitri, S.; Diviacco, B.; Ferianis, M.; Gomezel, A.; Iazzourene, F.; Karantzoulis, E.; Parmigiani, F.; Penco, G.; Trovo, M.; /Sincrotrone Trieste; Corlett, J.; Fawley, W.; Lidia, S.; Penn, G.; Ratti, A.; Staples, J.; /LBL, Berkeley /MIT /SLAC

2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflection nebulae in the Galactic Center: the case for soft X-ray imaging polarimetry  

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The origin of irradiation and fluorescence of the 6.4 keV bright giant molecular clouds surrounding Sgr A*, the central supermassive black hole of our Galaxy, remains enigmatic. Testing the theory of a past active period of Sgr A* requires X-ray polarimetry. In this paper, we show how modern imaging polarimeters could revolutionize our understanding of the Galactic Center. Through Monte Carlo modeling, we produce a 4-8 keV polarization map of the Galactic Center, focusing on the polarimetric signature produced by Sgr B1, Sgr B2, G0.11-0.11, Bridge E, Bridge D, Bridge B2, MC2, MC1, Sgr C3, Sgr C2, and Sgr C1. We estimate the resulting polarization, include polarized flux dilution by the diffuse plasma emission detected toward the GC, and simulate the polarization map that modern polarimetric detectors would obtain assuming the performances of a mission prototype. The eleven reflection nebulae investigated in this paper present a variety of polarization signatures, ranging from nearly unpolarized to highly pola...

Marin, F; Soffitta, P; Karas, V; Kunneriath, D

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Demonstration of an 8.85 nm Gain-Saturated Table-Top Soft X-Ray Laser and Lasing down to 7.4 nm  

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We report the efficient generation of a gain-saturated 8.85 nm wavelength table-top soft x-ray laser operating at 1 Hz repetition rate and the observation of lasing at wavelengths as short as 7.36 nm in lanthanide ions.

Wang, Yong [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Alessi, David [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Luther, Brad [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Yin, Liang [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Martz, Dale [Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Jorge, Rocca [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single photon ionization of van der Waals clusters with a soft x-ray laser: ,,CO2...n and ,,CO2...n,,H2O...m  

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Single photon ionization of van der Waals clusters with a soft x-ray laser: ,,CO2...n and ,,CO2...n 2006; published online 20 October 2006 Pure neutral CO2 n clusters and mixed CO2 n H2O m clustersV. The distribution of pure CO2 n clusters decreases roughly exponentially with increasing cluster size. During

Rocca, Jorge J.

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VOLUME 81, NUMBER 26 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 28 DECEMBER 1998 Demonstration of a High Average Power Tabletop Soft X-Ray Laser  

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of a High Average Power Tabletop Soft X-Ray Laser B. R. Benware, C. D. Macchietto, C. H. Moreno, and J. J of a high average power tabletop soft x-ray laser. An average laser output power of 1 mW .2 3 1014 photons of spontaneous emission in a plasma (an x-ray laser). At present, the generation of high order harmonics under

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Electronic Structure of Hemin in Solution Studied by Resonant X-ray Emission Spectroscopy and Electronic Structure Calculations  

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Electronic Structure of Hemin in Solution Studied by Resonant X-ray Emission Spectroscopy and Electronic Structure Calculations ... (20) Transition energies and moments for L-edges were calculated with DFT/ROCIS using the same basis set. ... Character of MOs of the Single-Point DFT Calculations Illustrating the Mixing of the Iron d-Orbitals in FePPIX Chloride As Inferred from Restricted Open-Shell Single-Point DFT Calculation, Combined with Löwdin Population Analysis ...

Kaan Atak; Ronny Golnak; Jie Xiao; Edlira Suljoti; Mika Pflüger; Tim Brandenburg; Bernd Winter; Emad F. Aziz

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of a coherent soft x-ray beamline for coherent scattering experiments at NSLS-II  

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The coherent soft x-ray and full polarization control (CSX) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source - II (NSLS-II) will deliver 1013 coherent photons per second in the energy range of 0.2-2 keV with a resolving power of 2000. The source, a dual elliptically polarizing undulator (EPU), and beamline optics should be optimized to deliver the highest possible coherent flux in a 10-30 {micro}m spot for use in coherent scattering experiments. Using the computer code Synchrotron Radiation Workshop (SRW), we simulate the photon source and focusing optics in order to investigate the conditions which provide the highest usable coherent intensity on the sample. In particular, we find that an intermediate phasing magnet is needed to correct for the relative phase between the two EPUs and that the optimum phase setting produces a spectrum in which the desired wavelength is slightly red-shifted thus requiring a larger aperture than originally anticipated. This setting is distinct from that which produces an on-axis spectrum similar to a single long undulator. Furthermore, partial coherence calculations, utilizing a multiple electron approach, indicate that a high degree of spatial coherence is still obtained at the sample location when such an aperture is used. The aperture size which maximizes the signal-to-noise ratio of a double-slit experiment is explored. This combination of high coherence and intensity is ideally suited for x-ray ptychography experiments which reconstruct the scattering density from micro-diffraction patterns. This technique is briefly reviewed and the effects on the image quality of proximity to the beamline focus are explored.

Shapiro D.; Chubar, O.; Kaznatcheev, K.; Reininger, R.; Sanchez-Hanke, C.; Wang, S.

2011-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sun as an X-Ray Star. II. Using the Yohkoh/Soft X-Ray Telescope-derived Solar Emission Measure versus Temperature to Interpret Stellar X-Ray Observations  

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This paper is the second of a project dedicated to using solar Yohkoh/SXT data as a guide and a template to interpret data on stellar coronae. In the light of the large differences in scope and approach between solar and stellar studies, we have developed a method to translate Yohkoh/SXT data of the whole solar corona into stellar-like data, i.e., to put them in the same format and context as the stellar ones. First from the Yohkoh/SXT images we derive the whole-Sun X-ray emission measure versus temperature [EM(T)], in the range 105.5-108 K, during the specific observation. Then, we synthesize the solar X-ray spectrum; finally, we fold the spectrum through the instrumental response of nonsolar X-ray observatories, for instance, ROSAT/PSPC and ASCA/SIS. Finally, we analyze such solar coronal data in the same band and with the same methods used for stellar observations, allowing a direct and homogeneous comparison with them. In this paper we present in detail our method and, as an example of results, we show and discuss EM(T) and stellar-like spectra for three phases of the solar cycle: maximum, intermediate phase, and minimum. The total amount and the distribution of the emission measure change dramatically during the cycle, in particular at temperatures above 106 K. We also show the EM(T) of the whole solar corona during a large flare. The ROSAT/PSPC- and ASCA/SIS-like X-ray spectra of the Sun as a star that we obtain are discussed in the context of stellar coronal physics. The Sun's coronal total luminosity in the ROSAT/PSPC band ranges from ?2.7 ? 1026 ergs s-1 (at minimum) to ?4.7 ? 1027 ergs s-1 (at maximum). We discuss future developments and possible applications of our method.

G. Peres; S. Orlando; F. Reale; R. Rosner; H. Hudson

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray reflectivity and structure evaluation of CoCr/C multilayer X-ray mirrors for spectral region around 6 nm  

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The development of highly-reflective multilayer mirrors for use in the 6-nm region is desired for X-ray photoemission spectroscopy for inner-shell excitation using a Schwarzschild objective. For this application, reflectivity is the most critical parameter determining the performance of multilayer mirrors, because the reflectivities of multilayers in the 6-nm region are generally very low. We have designed CoCr/C multilayer mirrors with a comparatively high reflectivity at around normal incidence and have fabricated them by magnetron sputtering. The measured peak reflectivity is about 11.5% at a wavelength of around 6 nm and an incident angle of 88°. Thermal annealing was found to markedly improve the reflectivity, and a high value of 13% was obtained by annealing at 400 in an Ar atmosphere for 1 h.

H. Takenaka; K. Nagai; H. Ito; Y. Muramatsu; T. Kawamura; E. Gullikson; R.C.C. Perera

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Observations of the Solar 0.5-5 keV Soft X-ray Spectrum  

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The solar corona is orders of magnitude hotter than the underlying photosphere, but how the corona attains such high temperatures is still not understood. Soft X-ray (SXR) emission provides important diagnostics for thermal processes in the high-temperature corona, and is also an important driver of ionospheric dynamics at Earth. There is a crucial observational gap between ~0.2 and ~4 keV, outside the ranges of existing spectrometers. We present observations from a new SXR spectrometer, the Amptek X123-SDD, which measured the spatially-integrated solar spectral irradiance from ~0.5 to ~5 keV, with ~0.15 keV FWHM resolution, during sounding rocket flights on 2012 June 23 and 2013 October 21. These measurements show that the highly variable SXR emission is orders of magnitude greater than that during the deep minimum of 2009, even with only weak activity. The observed spectra show significant high-temperature (5-10 MK) emission and are well fit by simple power-law temperature distributions with indices of ~6, ...

Caspi, Amir; Warren, Harry P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute spectral characterization of silicon barrier diode: Application to soft X-ray fusion diagnostics at Tore Supra  

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This paper presents an experimental protocol for absolute calibration of photo-detectors. Spectral characterization is achieved by a methodology that unlike the usual line emissions-based method, hinges on the Bremsstrahlung radiation of a Soft X-Ray (SXR) tube only. Although the proposed methodology can be applied virtually to any detector, the application presented in this paper is based on Tore Supra's SXR diagnostics, which uses Silicon Surface Barrier Diodes. The spectral response of these n-p junctions had previously been estimated on a purely empirical basis. This time, a series of second-order effects, like the spatial distribution of the source radiated power or multi-channel analyser non linearity, are taken into account to achieve accurate measurements. Consequently, a parameterised physical model is fitted to experimental results and the existence of an unexpected dead layer (at least 5 {mu}m thick) is evidenced. This contribution also echoes a more general on-going effort in favour of long-term quality of passive radiation measurements on Tokamaks.

Vezinet, D.; Mazon, D.; Malard, P. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)

2013-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray beamsplitter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An x-ray beamsplitter which splits an x-ray beam into two coherent parts by reflecting and transmitting some fraction of an incident beam has applications for x-ray interferometry, x-ray holography, x-ray beam manipulation, and x-ray laser cavity output couplers. The beamsplitter is formed of a wavelength selective multilayer thin film supported by a very thin x-ray transparent membrane. The beamsplitter resonantly transmits and reflects x-rays through thin film interference effects. A thin film is formed of 5--50 pairs of alternate Mo/Si layers with a period of 20--250 A. The support membrane is 10--200 nm of silicon nitride or boron nitride. The multilayer/support membrane structure is formed across a window in a substrate by first forming the structure on a solid substrate and then forming a window in the substrate to leave a free-standing structure over the window. 6 figs.

Ceglio, N.M.; Stearns, D.G.; Hawryluk, A.M.; Barbee, T.W. Jr.

1987-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray beamsplitter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An x-ray beamsplitter which splits an x-ray beam into two coherent parts by reflecting and transmitting some fraction of an incident beam has applications for x-ray interferometry, x-ray holography, x-ray beam manipulation, and x-ray laser cavity output couplers. The beamsplitter is formed of a wavelength selective multilayer thin film supported by a very thin x-ray transparent membrane. The beamsplitter resonantly transmits and reflects x-rays through thin film interference effects. A thin film is formed of 5-50 pairs of alternate Mo/Si layers with a period of 20-250 A. The support membrane is 10-200 nm of silicon nitride or boron nitride. The multilayer/support membrane structure is formed across a window in a substrate by first forming the structure on a solid substrate and then forming a window in the substrate to leave a free-standing structure over the window.

Ceglio, Natale M. (Livermore, CA); Stearns, Daniel S. (Mountain View, CA); Hawryluk, Andrew M. (Modesto, CA); Barbee, Jr., Troy W. (Palo Alto, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray laser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An X-ray laser (10) that lases between the K edges of carbon and oxygen, i.e. between 44 and 23 Angstroms, is provided. The laser comprises a silicon (12) and dysprosium (14) foil combination (16) that is driven by two beams (18, 20) of intense line focused (22, 24) optical laser radiation. Ground state nickel-like dysprosium ions (34) are resonantly photo-pumped to their upper X-ray laser state by line emission from hydrogen-like silicon ions (32). The novel X-ray laser should prove especially useful for the microscopy of biological specimens.

Nilsen, Joseph (Livermore, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

End station for nanoscale magnetic materials study: Combination of scanning tunneling microscopy and soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy  

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We have constructed an end station for nanoscale magnetic materials study at the soft X-ray beamline HiSOR BL-14 at Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center. An ultrahigh-vacuum scanning tunneling microscope (STM) was installed for an in situ characterization of nanoscale magnetic materials in combination with soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) spectroscopy experiment. The STM was connected to the XMCD experimental station via damper bellows to isolate it from environmental vibrations, thus achieving efficient spatial resolution for observing Si(111) surface at atomic resolution. We performed an in situ experiment with STM and XMCD spectroscopy on Co nanoclusters on an Au(111) surface and explored its practical application to investigate magnetic properties for well-characterized nanoscale magnetic materials.

Ueno, Tetsuro; Sawada, Masahiro; Namatame, Hirofumi [Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University, 2-313 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-0046 (Japan); Kishimizu, Yusuke; Kimura, Akio [Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Taniguchi, Masaki [Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University, 2-313 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-0046 (Japan); Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale Imaging with Resonant Coherent X Rays: Extension of Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction to Nonperiodic Structures  

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The methodology of multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction, widely used for macromolecular structure determination, is extended to the imaging of nonperiodic nanostructures. We demonstrate the solution of the phase problem by a combination of two resonantly recorded coherent scattering patterns at the carbon K edge (285 eV). Our approach merges iterative phase retrieval and x-ray holography approaches, yielding unique and rapid reconstructions. The element, chemical, and magnetic state specificity of our method further renders it widely applicable to a broad range of nanostructures, providing a spatial resolution that is limited, in principle, by wavelength only.

A. Scherz; D. Zhu; R. Rick; W. F. Schlotter; S. Roy; J. Lüning; J. Stöhr

2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Model for electron cooling by radiation losses in plasmas: application to soft x-ray laser development  

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We present a simple model which may be used to evaluate the suitability of different ions for rapid plasma cooling by line radiation in recombination pumped x-ray laser schemes.

Skinner, C.H.; Keane, C.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Acoustic plasmons and doping evolution of Mott physics in resonant inelastic x-ray scattering from cuprate superconductors  

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By incorporating a long-range Coulomb interaction into the framework of the one-band Hubbard model, they delineate how the low-energy plasmon around 1 eV, which is a universal feature of the charge dynamics of the cuprates, manifests itself in the resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) spectra. The long-range Coulomb interaction in the doped system control sthe form of the intraband RIXS dispersion near the Brillouin zone center around the {Gamma} point. The out-of-plane momentum transfer component q{sub z} is found to play a key role in determining whether or not the RIXS spectrum shows a plasmon-related gap at {Gamma}.

Markiewicz, R.S.; Hasan, M.Z.; Bansil, A.; (NEU); (Princeton)

2010-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sun as an X-Ray Star. I. Deriving the Emission Measure Distribution versus Temperature of the Whole Solar Corona from the Yohkoh/Soft X-Ray Telescope Data  

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The scope of this work is to obtain the emission measure distributions versus temperature, EM(T), of the whole solar corona from Yohkoh Soft X-ray Telescope images. As discussed in Paper II, the EM(T) is our starting point for studying the Sun as an X-ray star. To this purpose, we need to extract as much information as possible from the Yohkoh/SXT data covering the whole range of the Yohkoh/SXT temperature sensitivity, i.e., 5.5 T(K) 6 K, errors on the temperature and emission measure determination are expected to be large. To this end, we have made an extensive set of simulations to explore the nominal performance of the entire system (instrument and data analysis system) in the determination of the plasma temperature and emission measure at low, intermediate, and high photon counts per pixel. We have shown that low-count data with a number of photons per pixel nphot T) characterized by a steep negative slope. As a result, we have devised an analysis method that minimizes the instrumental and statistical effects on the determination of EM(T) and allows us to determine the global coronal EM(T). As a first application to real SXT data, we have derived the EM(T) of the Sun close to the maximum of the solar cycle, a challenging case. The low-temperature part is in agreement with analogous studies made in the UV band, and it shows a well-defined maximum at T ~ 2 MK.

S. Orlando; G. Peres; F. Reale

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Current Performance of the Wide Range (90-2500 eV) Soft X-ray Beamline at the Australian Synchrotron  

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The Soft X-ray beamline at the Australian synchrotron has been constructed around a collimated light Plane Grating Monochromator taking light from an Elliptically Polarized Undulator (EPU). The beamline covers a wide photon energy range between 90 to 2500 eV, using two gratings of 250 l/mm and 1200 l/mm. At present the output from the monochromator is directed into one branchline with a dedicated UHV endstation. The measured performance of the beamline in flux and resolution is shown to be very close to that of theoretical calculations.

Cowie, B. C. C.; Tadich, A.; Thomsen, L. [Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria (Australia)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy investigation of electrochemical corrosion of copper in aqueous NaHCO3 solution  

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A novel electrochemical setup has been developed for soft x-ray absorption studies of the electronic structure of electrode materials during electrochemical cycling. In this communication we illustrate the operation of the cell with a study of the corrosion behavior of copper in aqueous NaHCO3 solution via the electrochemically induced changes of its electronic structure. This development opens the way for in situ investigations of electrochemical processes, photovoltaics, batteries, fuel cells, water splitting, corrosion, electrodeposition, and a variety of important biological processes.

Jiang, Peng; Chen, Jeng-Lung; Borondics, Ferenc; Glans, Per-Anders; West, Mark W.; Chang, Ching-Lin; Salmeron, Miquel; Guo, Jinghua

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Laser Sources for Microscopy  

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Progress and prospects in soft X-ray laser development at Princeton are presented. A comparison to plasma and synchrotron sources is made with a...

C. H. Skinner; D. E. Kim; A. Wouters; D. Voorhees; S. Suckewer

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Experiments on Soft X-ray Emission Optimization of Nitrogen Plasma in 3 kJ Plasma Focus SY-1 Using Modified Lee Model  

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The X-ray emission properties of nitrogen plasmas are numerically investigated using corona plasma equilibrium model. The X-ray emission intensities... ? , Ly ?

M. Akel; Sh. Al-Hawat; S. Lee

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray Extended Emissions of Short Gamma-Ray Bursts as Electromagnetic Counterparts of Compact Binary Mergers; Possible Origin and Detectability  

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We investigate the possible origin of extended emissions (EEs) of short gamma-ray bursts with an isotropic energy of ~ 10^(50-51) erg and a duration of a few 10 s to ~ 100 s, based on a compact binary (neutron star (NS)-NS or NS-black hole (BH)) merger scenario. We analyze the evolution of magnetized neutrino-dominated accretion disks of mass ~ 0.1 M_sun around BHs formed after the mergers, and estimate the power of relativistic outflows via the Blandford-Znajek (BZ) process. We show that a rotation energy of the BH up to > 10^52 erg can be extracted with an observed time scale of > 30 (1+z) s with a relatively small disk viscosity parameter of alpha X-ray band (1-10 keV) for M ~ 10^-2 M_sun possibly in NS-NS mergers, and in the BAT band (15-150 keV) for M ~ 10^-4 M_sun possibly in NS-BH mergers. In the former case, such soft EEs can provide a good chance of ~ 6 yr^-1 for simultaneous detections of the gravitational waves with a ~ 0.1 deg angular resolution by soft X-ray survey facilities like Wide-Field MAXI.

Takashi Nakamura; Kazumi Kashiyama; Daisuke Nakauchi; Yudai Suwa; Takanori Sakamoto; Nobuyuki Kawai

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Broadband and Monochromatic X-ray Irradiation of Platinum: Monte Carlo Simulations for Dose Enhancement Factors and Resonant Theranostics  

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Introduction:...X-ray irradiation of heavy-element (high-Z) nanomaterials as radiosensitizing agents should be extremely efficient for therapy and diagnostics (theranostics). However, broadband rad...

S. Lim; M. Montenegro; A. K. Pradhan…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of polarized neutron reflectometry and x-ray resonant magnetic reflectometry for determining the inhomogeneous magnetic structure in Fe/Gd multilayers.  

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The evolution of the magnetic structure of multilayer [Fe (35 {angstrom})/Gd (50 {angstrom}){sub 5}] with variation in temperature and an applied magnetic field was determined using a complementary approach combining polarized neutron and X-ray resonant magnetic reflectometry. Self-consistent simultaneous analysis of X-ray and neutron spectra allowed us to determine the elemental and depth profiles in the multilayer structure with unprecedented accuracy, including the identification of an inhomogeneous intralayer magnetic structure with near-atomic resolution.

Kravtsov, E. A.; Haskel, D.; te Velthuis, S. G. E.; Jiang, J. S.; Kirby, B. J. (Materials Science Division); ( XSD); (Russian Academy of Sciences and Ural Federal Univ.); (Ural State Technical Univ.); (NIST Center for Neutron Research)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Picosecond soft x-ray absorption measurement of the photoinduced insulator-to-metal transition in VO2  

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We directly measure the photoinduced insulator-to-metal transition in VO2 using time-resolved near-edge x-ray absorption. Picosecond pulses of synchrotron radiation are used to detect the redshift in the vanadium L3 edge at 516 eV, which is associated with the transient collapse of the low-temperature band gap. We identify a two-component temporal response, corresponding to an ultrafast transformation over a 50 nm surface layer, followed by 40 m/s thermal growth of the metallic phase into the bulk.

A. Cavalleri, H. H. W. Chong, S. Fourmaux, T. E. Glover, P. A. Heimann, J. C. Kieffer, B. S. Mun, H. A. Padmore, and R. W. Schoenlein

2004-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculations for Ni-like soft x-ray lasers: Optimization for W (43.1 A?)  

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Near-optimum conditions for lasing in Ni-like W are calculated for a 90-?g/cm2 foil irradiated by a 2? (?=0.53 ?m), 2.3×1014-W/cm2, 550-ps trapezoidal pulse. The gain coefficient for the J=0–1, 4d-4p Ni-like transition at 43.1 A? is predicted to be 5.5 cm-1. The electron density and temperature are 2.5×1021 cm-3 and 860 eV at x-ray laser time.

S. Maxon; S. Dalhed; P. L. Hagelstein; R. A. London; B. J. MacGowan; M. D. Rosen; G. Charatis; G. Busch

1989-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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VLBI OBSERVATION OF MICROQUASAR CYG X-3 DURING AN X-RAY STATE TRANSITION FROM SOFT TO HARD IN THE 2007 MAY-JUNE FLARE  

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We present a radio observation of microquasar Cyg X-3 during an X-ray state transition from ultrasoft to hard state in the 2007 May-June flare using the VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry at 22 GHz. During the transition, a short-lived mini-flare of {approx}< 3 hr was detected prior to the major flare. In such a transition, a jet ejection is believed to occur, but there have been no direct observations to support it. An analysis of Gaussian fits to the observed visibility amplitudes shows a time variation of the source axis, or a structural change, during the mini-flare. Our model fits, together with other multiwavelength observations in the radio, soft, and hard X-rays, and the shock-in-jet models for other flaring activities at GHz wavebands, suggest a high possibility of synchrotron flares during the mini-flare, indicative of a predominant contribution from jet activity. Therefore, the mini-flare with an associated structural change is indicative of a jet ejection event in the state transition from ultrasoft to hard state.

Kim, Jeong-Sook; Kim, Sang Joon [School of Space Science, Kyunghee University, Seocheon-dong, Giheung-si, Gyeonggi-do 446-701 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Soon-Wook [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of); Kurayama, Tomoharu [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-35 Korimoto, Kagoshima, Kagoshima 890-0065 (Japan); Honma, Mareki [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Sasao, Tetsuo, E-mail: evony@kasi.re.kr, E-mail: skim@kasi.re.kr [Yaeyama Star Club, Ookawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa 904-0022 (Japan)

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray appearance potential spectroscopy study of MgO (100) and ?-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} (100) single crystals  

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Soft x-ray appearance potential spectroscopy (SXAPS) measurements was used to measure on MgO (100) and ?-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} (100) single crystals. Mg 1s, Al 1s, and O 1s SXAPS self-deconvoluted (SD) spectra were obtained. The features of the Mg 1s and O1s SD spectra are in fair agreement with those of the near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure spectra for an MgO thin film (3 ML) on Ag (100). This suggests that the SXAPS spectra reflect electronic states of the relaxed MgO (100) surface. The features of the Al 1s and O 1s SD spectra are in qualitative agreement with those of the electron energy-loss spectroscopy. The SXAPS SD spectra are discussed in terms of antibonding states and partial density of empty states obtained by theoretical calculations for MgO and ?-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3,} respectively. The present result suggests that the “approximate dipole selection rule” is applicable to the SXAPS spectra of MgO and ?-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, as well as 3d transition metal oxides.

Fukuda, Yasuo, E-mail: royfuku@rie.shizuoka.ac.jp; Sanada, Noriaki; Mochizuki, Sachie; Yatsuzuka, Ikuko [Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Johoku 3-5-1, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu 432-8011 (Japan)

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Oblique Soft X-Ray Tomography as a Non-Destructive Method for Morphology Diagnostics in Degradation of Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell  

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Abstract Diagnostics of performance degradation is important for improving the durability of proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a valuable non-destructive method to study the internal structure of PEM fuel cells. However, sample cutting is usually needed for high-resolution observations, which prevents the observer from obtaining information about morphology changes during fuel cell testing. In this study, oblique soft X-ray CT has been developed and its suitability as a non-destructive method for PEM fuel cell diagnostics without sample cutting is demonstrated. The CT images of a membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) were obtained at several stages of cell operation, including hot-pressing, load cycles, wet/dry cycles, and start-up/shutdown (SU/SD) experiments. After SU/SD operation, carbon corrosion with newly generated cracks was observed in the catalyst layer at the cathode outlet of the cell, while no corrosion was observed at the cathode inlet and center and at all anode-side positions. The size of cracks in the microporous layer, especially under the rib area, decreased after cell operation. This study validates that it is possible to observe the cause of fuel cell degradation, i.e., carbon corrosion, at a certain position of the MEA under several stages of operation, without cutting the MEA.

Phengxay Deevanhxay; Takashi Sasabe; Katsunori Minami; Shohji Tsushima; Shuichiro Hirai

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The scanning soft X-ray microscope at Hasylab: imaging and spectroscopy of photoelectrons, photoluminescence, desorbed ions, reflected, scattered and transmitted light  

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The scanning soft X-ray microscope operating at Hasylab/Desy has been developed to combine lateral and temporal resolution, tunability and various conventional spectroscopy techniques. Different mirror optics are used to form a microprobe in the energy range 15–1500 eV. A grazing incidence ellipsoidal mirror provides a resolution of 1 ?m over the entire energy range, and in the vacuum ultraviolet region below 30 eV, 0.15 ?m can be achieved with a Pt-coated Schwarzschild objective. Due to the large working distance of the optics used, the detection and analysis of several surface signals are comparatively simple. Detectors and spectrometers for photoelectrons, luminescence, fluorescence, desorbed ions, reflected, scattered and transmitted light are built in permanently into the microscope. Furthermore, some combinations of the different methods can be used for simultaneous measurements. In this paper the technical developments of recent years are described. A short representation of some exemplary applications will give an insight into the work of our group and illustrate the characteristics of the microscope. The following topics are discussed: cross-luminescence of barium fluoride, visible luminescence and degradation of porous silicon, photoluminescence of ceramics, chemical contrast in photoemission spectroscopy, and Bragg reflection as a contrast mechanism in X-ray microscopy.

J Voss

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage of amorphous carbon induced by soft x-ray femtosecond pulses above and below the critical angle  

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We present results of damage studies conducted at the Free Electron LASer in Hamburg (FLASH) facility with 13.5 nm (91.8 eV) and 7 nm (177.1 eV) radiations. The laser beam was focused on a sample of 890-nm-thick amorphous carbon coated on a silicon wafer mimicking a x-ray mirror. The fluence threshold for graphitization was determined for different grazing angles above and below the critical angle. The observed angular dependence of F{sub th} is explained by the variation in absorption depth and reflectivity. Moreover, the absorbed local dose needed for the phase transition leading to graphitization is shown to vary with the radiation wavelength.

Chalupsky, J.; Hajkova, V.; Burian, T.; Juha, L.; Vysin, L. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Altapova, V.; Sinn, H.; Tschentscher, Th.; Gaudin, J. [European XFEL, DESY, Notkestr., 85 D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Gleeson, A. J. [CCRLC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4AD (United Kingdom); Jurek, M.; Sobierajski, R. [Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, PL-02-668 Warsaw (Poland); Stoermer, M. [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Max-Planck-Strasse, 1 21502 Geesthach (Germany); Tiedtke, K.; Toleikis, S.; Wabnitz, H. [HASYLAB/DESY, Notkestr., 85 D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ diagnostic of liquid water distribution in cathode catalyst layer in an operating PEMFC by high-resolution soft X-ray radiography  

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To investigate the water transport behavior in the cathode catalyst layer (CCL) of an operating proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), we examined transversal liquid water distributions in the CCL by using high-resolution soft X-ray radiography. The liquid water concentration gradient across the CCL was observed at a spatial resolution of 1.5 ?m. More liquid water accumulated in the CCL at the gas diffusion layer side than at the polymer electrolyte membrane side. The effect of accumulated liquid water in the CCL on the charge-transfer resistance was confirmed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Liquid water accumulation in the CCL corresponds to deterioration of charge-transfer in the electrode.

Phengxay Deevanhxay; Takashi Sasabe; Shohji Tsushima; Shuichiro Hirai

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Setup for in situ investigation of gases and gas/solid interfaces by soft x-ray emission and absorption spectroscopy  

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We present a novel gas cell designed to study the electronic structure of gases and gas/solid interfaces using soft x-ray emission and absorption spectroscopies. In this cell, the sample gas is separated from the vacuum of the analysis chamber by a thin window membrane, allowing in situ measurements under atmospheric pressure. The temperature of the gas can be regulated from room temperature up to approximately 600?°C. To avoid beam damage, a constant mass flow can be maintained to continuously refresh the gaseous sample. Furthermore, the gas cell provides space for solid-state samples, allowing to study the gas/solid interface for surface catalytic reactions at elevated temperatures. To demonstrate the capabilities of the cell, we have investigated a TiO{sub 2} sample behind a mixture of N{sub 2} and He gas at atmospheric pressure.

Benkert, A., E-mail: andreas.benkert@kit.edu, E-mail: l.weinhardt@kit.edu [Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hermann-v.-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany); Universität Würzburg, Experimentelle Physik VII, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany); Gemeinschaftslabor für Nanoanalytik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Blum, M. [Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), 4505 Maryland Parkway, Nevada 89154-4003 (United States) [Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), 4505 Maryland Parkway, Nevada 89154-4003 (United States); Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Meyer, F. [Universität Würzburg, Experimentelle Physik VII, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)] [Universität Würzburg, Experimentelle Physik VII, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany); Wilks, R. G. [Solar Energy Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany)] [Solar Energy Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany); Yang, W. [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Bär, M. [Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), 4505 Maryland Parkway, Nevada 89154-4003 (United States) [Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), 4505 Maryland Parkway, Nevada 89154-4003 (United States); Solar Energy Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany); Insitut für Physik und Chemie, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg, Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 1, 03046 Cottbus (Germany); and others

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Photo-Induced Spin-State Conversion in Solvated Transition Metal Complexes Probed via Time-Resolved Soft X-ray Spectroscopy  

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Solution-phase photoinduced low-spin to high-spin conversion in the FeII polypyridyl complex [Fe(tren(py)3)]2+ (where tren(py)3 is tris(2-pyridylmethyliminoethyl)amine) has been studied via picosecond soft X-ray spectroscopy. Following 1A1 --> 1MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) excitation at 560 nm, changes in the iron L2- and L3-edges were observed concomitant with formation of the transient high-spin 5T2 state. Charge-transfer multiplet calculations coupled with data acquired on low-spin and high-spin model complexes revealed a reduction in ligand field splitting of 1 eV in the high-spin state relative to the singlet ground state. A significant reduction in orbital overlap between the central Fe-3d and the ligand N-2p orbitals was directly observed, consistent with the expected ca. 0.2 Angstrom increase in Fe-N bond length upon formation of the high-spin state. The overall occupancy of the Fe-3d orbitals remains constant upon spin crossover, suggesting that the reduction in sigma-donation is compensated by significant attenuation of pi-back-bonding in the metal-ligand interactions. These results demonstrate the feasibility and unique potential of time-resolved soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy to study ultrafast reactions in the liquid phase by directly probing the valence orbitals of first-row metals as well as lighter elements during the course of photochemical transformations.

Huse, Nils; Kim, Tae Kyu; Jamula, Lindsey; McCusker, James K.; de Groot, Frank M. F.; Schoenlein, Robert W.

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of Ne Emission Line of Very Luminous Soft X-ray Transient MAXI J0158$-$744  

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We investigate the mechanism to reproduce notable spectral features at the ignition phase of nova explosion observed for a super-Eddington X-ray transient source MAXI J0158$-$744 in the Small Magellanic Cloud. These are a strong Ne IX emission line at 0.92 keV with a large equivalent width of $0.32^{+0.21}_{-0.11}$ keV and the absence of Ne X line at 1.02 keV. In this paper, we calculate the radiative transfer using a Monte Carlo code, taking into account the line blanketing effect due to transitions of N, O, Ne, Mg and Al ions in an accelerating wind emanating from a white dwarf with a structure based on a spherically symmetric stationary model. We found that the strong Ne IX line can be reproduced if the mass fraction of Ne is enhanced to $10^{-3}$ or more and that of O is reduced to $\\sim5\\times10^{-9}$ or less and that the absence of other lines including Ne X ions at higher energies can be also reproduced by the line blanketing effect. This enhancement of the Ne mass fraction indicates that the ejecta ar...

Ohtani, Yukari; Shigeyama, Toshikazu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray laser microscope apparatus  

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A microscope consisting of an x-ray contact microscope and an optical microscope. The optical, phase contrast, microscope is used to align a target with respect to a source of soft x-rays. The source of soft x-rays preferably comprises an x-ray laser but could comprise a synchrotron or other pulse source of x-rays. Transparent resist material is used to support the target. The optical microscope is located on the opposite side of the transparent resist material from the target and is employed to align the target with respect to the anticipated soft x-ray laser beam. After alignment with the use of the optical microscope, the target is exposed to the soft x-ray laser beam. The x-ray sensitive transparent resist material whose chemical bonds are altered by the x-ray beam passing through the target mater GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. De-FG02-86ER13609 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.

Suckewer, Szymon (Princeton, NJ); DiCicco, Darrell S. (Plainsboro, NJ); Hirschberg, Joseph G. (Coral Gables, FL); Meixler, Lewis D. (East Windsor, NJ); Sathre, Robert (Princeton, NJ); Skinner, Charles H. (Lawrenceville, NJ)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PLASMA HEATING IN A POST ERUPTION CURRENT SHEET: A CASE STUDY BASED ON ULTRAVIOLET, SOFT, AND HARD X-RAY DATA  

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Off-limb observations of the solar corona after coronal mass ejections (CMEs) often show strong, compact, and persistent UV sources behind the eruption. They are primarily observed by the SOHO/UVCS instrument in the 'hot' [Fe XVIII] ?974 line and are usually interpreted as a signature of plasma heating due to magnetic reconnection in the post-CME current sheet (CS). Nevertheless, the physical process itself and the altitude of the main energy release are currently not fully understood. In this work, we study the evolution of plasma heating after the CME of 2004 July 28 by comparing UV spectra acquired by UVCS with soft and hard X-ray (SXR, HXR) images of the post-flare loops taken by GOES/SXI and RHESSI. The X-ray data show a long-lasting extended source that is rising upward, toward the high-temperature source detected by UVCS. UVCS data show the presence of significant non-thermal broadening in the CS (a signature of turbulent motions) and a strong density gradient across the CS region. The thermal energy released in the HXR source is on the order of ?10{sup 32} erg, a factor ?2-5 larger than the energy required to explain the high-temperature plasma sampled by UVCS. Nevertheless, the very different time evolutions of SXR and HXR sources compared with the UV emission suggest that reconnection occurring above the post-eruption arcades is not directly responsible for the high-temperature plasma sampled higher up by UVCS. We conclude that an additional plasma heating mechanism (such as turbulent reconnection) in the CS is likely required.

Susino, R.; Bemporad, A. [INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, via Osservatorio 20, I-10025 Pino Torinese (Italy); Krucker, Säm, E-mail: sur@oact.inaf.it, E-mail: krucker@ssl.berkeley.edu [University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, CH-5210 Windisch (Switzerland)

2013-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Delocalization and occupancy effects of 5f orbitals in plutonium intermetallics using L3-edge resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy  

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Although actinide (An) L3 -edge X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy has been very effective in determining An oxidation states in insulating, ionically bonded materials, such as in certain coordination compounds and mineral systems, the technique fails in systems featuring more delocalized 5f orbitals, especially in metals. Recently, actinide L3-edge resonant X-ray emission spec- troscopy (RXES) has been shown to be an effective alternative. This technique is further demonstrated here using a parameterized partial unoccupied density of states method to quantify both occupancy and delocalization of the 5f orbital in ?-Pu, ?-Pu, PuCoGa5 , PuCoIn5 , and PuSb2. These new results, supported by FEFF calculations, highlight the effects of strong correlations on RXES spectra and the technique?s ability to differentiate between f-orbital occupation and delocalization.

Booth, C. H.; Medling, S. A.; Jiang, Yu; Bauer, E. D.; Tobash, P. H.; Mitchell, J. N.; Veirs, D. K.; Wall, M. A.; Allen, P. G.; Kas, J. J.; Sokaras, D.; Nordlund, D.; Weng, T.-C.

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Complementary polarized neutron and resonant x-ray magnetic reflectometry measurements in Fe/Gd heterostructures : case of inhomogeneous intralayer magnetic structure.  

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A unified approach combining polarized neutron and resonant x-ray magnetic reflectometry has been applied to determine the magnetic structure in an [Fe(35 {angstrom})/Gd(50 {angstrom})]{sub 5} multilayer as a function of temperature and magnetic field. Simultaneous self-consistent refinement of neutron and x-ray data made it possible to resolve the element-specific magnetization profile in the multilayer with unprecedented accuracy. It is shown that the small number of bilayer periods together with the asymmetric termination (Fe-top, Gd-bottom) lead to unique low-temperature magnetic phases characterized by significant twisting of Fe and Gd magnetic moments and nonuniform distribution of vectorial magnetization within Gd layers. A twisted magnetic state was found to be stable at small magnetic fields and at a low temperature of 20 K, which is well below the compensation temperature of this artificial ferrimagnetic system.

Kravtsov, E.; Haskel, D.; teVelthuis, S. G. E.; Jiang, J. S.; Kirby, B. J.; NIST Center for Neutron Research

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tokamak x ray diagnostic instrumentation  

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Three classes of x-ray diagnostic instruments enable measurement of a variety of tokamak physics parameters from different features of the x-ray emission spectrum. (1) The soft x-ray (1 to 50 keV) pulse-height-analysis (PHA) diagnostic measures impurity concentrations from characteristic line intensities and the continuum enhancement, and measures the electron temperature from the continuum slope. (2) The Bragg x-ray crystal spectrometer (XCS) measures the ion temperature and neutral-beam-induced toroidal rotation velocity from the Doppler broadening and wavelength shift, respectively, of spectral lines of medium-Z impurity ions. Impurity charge state distributions, precise wavelengths, and inner-shell excitation and recombination rates can also be studied. X rays are diffracted and focused by a bent crystal onto a position-sensitive detector. The spectral resolving power E/..delta..E is greater than 10/sup 4/ and time resolution is 10 ms. (3) The x-ray imaging system (XIS) measures the spatial structure of rapid fluctuations (0.1 to 100 kHZ) providing information on MHD phenomena, impurity transport rates, toroidal rotation velocity, plasma position, and the electron temperature profile. It uses an array of silicon surface-barrier diodes which view different chords of the plasma through a common slot aperture and operate in current (as opposed to counting) mode. The effectiveness of shields to protect detectors from fusion-neutron radiation effects has been studied both theoretically and experimentally.

Hill, K.W.; Beiersdorfer, P.; Bitter, M.; Fredrickson, E.; Von Goeler, S.; Hsuan, H.; Johnson, L.C.; Liew, S.L.; McGuire, K.; Pare, V.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of holography to x-ray imaging  

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In this paper we consider various applications of holographic techniques to the problem of soft x-ray imaging. We give special attention to imaging biological material using x-rays in the wavelength range 24 to 45A. We describe some experiments on formation and reconstruction of x-ray holograms and propose some ways in which holographic techniques might contribute to the difficult problem of fabricating optical elements for use in the soft x-ray region.

Howells, M.; Iarocci, M.; Kenney, J.; Rarback, H.; Rosser, R.; Yun, W.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of holography to X-ray imaging  

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In this paper the authors consider various applications of holographic techniques to the problem of soft x-ray imaging. Special attention is given to imaging biological material using x-rays in the wavelength range 24-45A. The authors describe some experiments on formation and reconstruction of x-ray holograms and propose some ways in which holographic techniques might contribute to the difficult problem of fabricating optical elements for use in the soft x-ray region.

Howells, M.; Iarocci, M.; Kenney, J.; Rarback, H.; Rosser, R.; Yun, W.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIMIZATION OF A TWO-STAGE ADR FOR THE SOFT X-RAY SPECTROMETER (SXS) INSTRUMENT ON THE ASTRO-H MISSION  

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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center has begun developing the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) instrument that will be flown on the Japanese Astro-H mission. The SXS's 36-pixel detector array will be cooled to 50 mK using a two-stage adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR). A complicating factor for its design is that the ADR will be integrated into a superfluid helium dewar at 1.3 K that will be coupled to a 1.8 K Joule-Thomson (JT) stage through a heat switch. When liquid helium is present, the coupling will be weak, and the JT stage will act primarily as a shield to reduce parasitic heat loads. When the liquid is depleted, the heat switch will couple more strongly so that the ADR can continue to operate using the JT stage as its heat sink. A two-stage ADR is the most mass efficient option and it has the operational flexibility to work well with a stored cryogen and a cryocooler. The stages are operated independently, and this opens up a very large parameter space for optimizing the design. This paper discusses the optimization process and most relevant trades considered in the design of the SXS ADR, and its expected performance.

Shirron, P. J.; Kimball, M. O.; Wegel, D. C. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, 20771 (United States); Miller, F. K. [University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Madison, WI, 53715 (United States)

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BURST FLUENCE DISTRIBUTIONS OF SOFT GAMMA REPEATERS 1806-20 AND 1900+14 IN THE ROSSI X-RAY TIMING EXPLORER PCA ERA  

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We study the fluence distributions of over 3040 bursts from SGR 1806-20 and over 1963 bursts from SGR 1900+14 using the complete set of observations available from the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer/Proportional Counter Array through 2011 March. Cumulative event distributions are presented for both sources and are fitted with single and broken power laws as well as an exponential cutoff. The distributions are best fitted by a broken power law with exponential cutoff; however the statistical significance of the cutoff is not high and the upper portion of the broken power law can be explained as the expected number of false bursts due to random noise fluctuations. Event distributions are also examined in high and low burst rate regimes and power-law indices are found to be consistent, independent of the burst rate. The contribution function of the event fluence is calculated. This distribution shows that the energy released in the soft gamma repeater (SGR) bursts is dominated by the most powerful events for both sources. The power-law nature of these distributions combined with the dominant energy dissipation of the system occurring in the large, less frequent bursts is indicative of a self-organized critical system, as suggested by Gogus et al. in 1999.

Prieskorn, Zachary; Kaaret, Philip, E-mail: prieskorn@psu.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 (United States)

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The evolution of Ga and As core levels in the formation of Fe/GaAs (001):A high resolution soft x-ray photoelectron spectroscopic study  

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A high resolution soft x-ray photoelectron spectroscopic study of Ga and As 3d core levels has been conducted for Fe/GaAs (001) as a function of Fe thickness. This work has provided unambiguous evidence of substrate disrupting chemical reactions induced by the Fe overlayer--a quantitative analysis of the acquired spectra indicates significantly differing behavior of Ga and As during Fe growth, and our observations have been compared with existing theoretical models. Our results demonstrate that the outdiffusing Ga and As remain largely confined to the interface region, forming a thin intermixed layer. Whereas at low coverages Fe has little influence on the underlying GaAs substrate, the onset of substrate disruption when the Fe thickness reaches 3.5 Angstrom results in major changes in the energy distribution curves (EDCs) of both As and Ga 3d cores. Our quantitative analysis suggests the presence of two additional As environments of metallic character: one bound to the interfacial region and another which, as confirmed by in situ oxidation experiments, surface segregates and persists over a wide range of overlayer thickness. Analysis of the corresponding Ga 3d EDCs found not two, but three additional environments--also metallic in nature. Two of the three are interface resident whereas the third undergoes outdiffusion at low Fe coverages. Based on the variations of the integrated intensities of each component, we present a schematic of the proposed chemical makeup of the Fe/GaAs (001) system.

Thompson, Jamie; Neal, James; Shen, Tiehan; Morton, Simon; Tobin, James; Waddill, George Dan; Matthew, Jim; Greig, Denis; Hopkinson, Mark

2008-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the collisionally pumped optical-field-ionized soft-x-ray laser at 41.8nm driven in capillary tubes  

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We report on experimental and theoretical studies of a collisionally pumped, optical-field-ionized soft-x-ray laser (SXRL) at 41.8nm driven in capillary tubes with smooth inner surface. A detailed experimental study has been conducted in order to understand the key effects related to guiding in this configuration. The amplifying plasma was created inside few-cm-long capillary tubes, and maximum extreme ultraviolet emission was obtained when operating in a multimode guiding regime with an optimized lasing signal from a 25-mm-long capillary a factor of 3 higher than that of a gas cell and with a beam divergence reduced by a factor of 3. A numerical code, named COFIXE, has been developed to calculate the SXRL signal emitted by the plasma source. It includes the calculation of the pump beam propagation, the determination of the plasma state just after the interaction with the pump beam, the calculation of the evolution of the local properties of the plasma during the subsequent few ps, and the calculation of the amplification and transport of the SXRL emission. Excellent agreement has been obtained between experiment and theory for several features such as the divergence of the beam, the correlation between guided pump beam transmission and SXRL energy, and the enhancement factor induced by guiding.

B. Cros; T. Mocek; I. Bettaibi; G. Vieux; M. Farinet; J. Dubau; S. Sebban; G. Maynard

2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Does a Fast Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy- and X-Ray Crystallography Hybrid Approach Provide Reliable Structural Information of Ligand-Protein Complexes? A Case Study of Metalloproteinases  

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Does a Fast Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy- and X-Ray Crystallography Hybrid Approach Provide Reliable Structural Information of Ligand-Protein Complexes? ... In brief, a grid box of 70 Å × 70 Å × 70 Å was centered on the active site (the residue cluster displaying chemical shift perturbation upon inhibitor addition) with a grid spacing of 0.375 Å. Crossover-, mutation-, and elitism weights were set to 0.80, 0.02, and 1.0, respectively. ... Support from the EU-NMR Integrated Infrastructure Initiative, contract no. ...

Johan Isaksson; Susanne Nyström; Dean Derbyshire; Hans Wallberg; Tatiana Agback; Helena Kovacs; Ivano Bertini; Andrea Giachetti; Claudio Luchinat

2009-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Observations of Mrk 231  

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This paper presents new X-ray observations of Mrk 231, an active galaxy of particular interest due to its large infrared luminosity and the presence of several blueshifted broad absorption line (BAL) systems, a phenomenon observed in a small fraction of QSOs. A ROSAT HRI image of Mrk 231 is presented, this shows an extended region of soft X-ray emission, covering several tens of kpc, consistent with the extent of the host galaxy. An ASCA observation of Mrk 231 is also presented. Hard X-rays are detected but the data show no significant variability in X-ray flux. The hard X-ray continuum is heavily attenuated and X-ray column estimates range from ~ 2 x 10^{22} - 10^{23} cm^{-2} depending on whether the material is assumed to be neutral or ionized, and on the model assumed for the extended X-ray component. These ASCA data provide only the second hard X-ray spectrum of a BAL AGN presented to date. The broad-band spectral-energy-distribution of the source is discussed. While Mrk 231 is X-ray weak compared to Seyfert 1 galaxies, it has an optical-to-X-ray spectrum typical of a QSO.

T. J. Turner

1998-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial coherence measurements of a 13.2 nm transient nickel-like cadmium soft x-ray laser pumped at grazing incidence  

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K. Nishihara, “Spatial Coherence Measurement of 13.9 nm Ni-Transverse spatial coherence of a transient nickellikeanalysis of x-ray laser coherence”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 16.

Lui, Y.; Wang, Y.; Larotonda, M.A.; Luther, B.M.; Rocca, J.J.; Attwood, D.T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

X-ray sources in globular clusters  

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The twelve bright (Lx>10(36) erg/s) X-ray sources in the globular clusters have lower luminosities than the brightest sources in the bulge of our galaxy. The dim (Lx<10(35) erg/s) X-ray sources in globular clusters reach higher luminosities than the cataclysmic variables in the disk of our galaxy. The first difference is a statistical fluke, as comparison with M31 indicates. The second difference is explained because the brightest of the dim sources are not cataclysmic variables, but soft X-ray transients in quiescence. This article describes the BeppoSAX, ROSAT and first Chandra observations leading to these conclusions.

Frank Verbunt

2001-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of low energy excitations in resonant inelastic x-ray scattering for rare-earth systems: Yb compounds as typical examples  

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Theoretical predictions are given for low energy excitations, such as crystal field excitations and Kondo resonance excitations, to be detected by high-resolution measurements of resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) of rare-earth materials with Yb compounds as typical examples. Crystal field excitations in the Yb 3d RIXS of a Yb3+ ion in the cubic crystal field are formulated, and the calculation of RIXS spectra for YbN is done. Kondo resonance excitations revealed in the Yb 3d RIXS spectra are calculated for mixed-valence Yb compounds, Yb1-xLuxAl3, in the leading term approximation of the 1/Nf expansion method with a single impurity Anderson model. It is emphasized that the high-resolution RIXS with polarization dependence is a powerful tool to study the crystal field levels together with their symmetry and also the Kondo bound state in rare-earth compounds. Some in-depth discussions are given on the polarization effects of RIXS, including 4d and 2p RIXS spectra, the coherence effect of the Kondo bound states, and the importance of the high-resolution RIXS spectra for condensed matter physics under extreme conditions.

A. Kotani

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Properties of resonant states in 18Ne relevant to key 14O(alpha,p)17F breakout reaction in type I x-ray bursts  

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The $^{14}$O($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{17}$F reaction is one of the key reactions involved in the breakout from the hot-CNO cycle to the rp-process in type I x-ray bursts. The resonant properties in the compound nucleus $^{18}$Ne have been investigated through resonant elastic scattering of $^{17}$F+$p$. The radioactive $^{17}$F beam was separated by the CNS Radioactive Ion Beam separator (CRIB) and bombarded a thick H$_2$ gas target at 3.6 MeV/nucleon. The recoiling light particles were measured by using three ${\\Delta}$E-E silicon telescopes at laboratory angles of $\\theta$$_{lab}$$\\approx$3$^\\circ$, 10$^\\circ$ and 18$^\\circ$, respectively. Five resonances at $E_{x}$=6.15, 6.28, 6.35, 6.85, and 7.05 MeV were observed in the excitation functions. Based on an $R$-matrix analysis, $J^{\\pi}$=1$^-$ was firmly assigned to the 6.15-MeV state. This state dominates the thermonuclear $^{14}$O($\\alpha$,$p$)$^{17}$F rate below 1 GK. We have also confirmed the existence and spin-parities of three states between 6.1 and 6.4 MeV. A...

Hu, J; Parikh, A; Xu, S W; Yamaguchi, H; Kahl, D; Ma, P; Su, J; Wang, H W; Nakao, T; Wakabayashi, Y; Teranishi, T; Hahn, K I; Moon, J Y; Sung, H S; Hashimoto, T; Chen, A A; Irvine, D; Lee, C S; Kubono, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Resolution Soft X-Ray Spectral Analysis in the CK Region of Titanium Carbide (TiC) using the DV-X alpha Molecular Orbital Method  

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1 XRD pattern of the measured TiC powder sample. Figure 2XAS. Intensity (arb. units) TiC X-ray: Cu K? voltage: 40 kVintensity (arb. units) CK-XES TiC b a c HOPG e f CK-XAS TiC

Shimomura, Kenta

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Broadband and Monochromatic X-ray Irradiation of Platinum: Monte Carlo Simulations for Dose Enhancement Factors and Resonant Theranostics  

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Enhancement Factors and Resonant Theranostics S. Lim1 , M.Montenegro2 , A.K. Pradhan1, 3 , S.N. Nahar3 , E-Z) nanomaterials as radiosensitizing agents should be extremely efficient for therapy and diagnostics (theranostics-rays such as obtained from B2M conversion should be most effective for theranostics, provided they can be tuned

Nahar, Sultana Nurun

291

Chest x-Rays  

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The B-reading is a special reading of a standard chest x-ray film performed by a physician certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The reading looks for changes on the chest x-ray that may indicate exposure and disease caused by agents such as asbestos or silica.

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X-ray binaries  

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We review the nuclear astrophysics aspects of accreting neutron stars in X-ray binaries. We summarize open astrophysical questions in light of recent observations and their relation to the underlying nuclear physics. Recent progress in the understanding of the nuclear physics, especially of X-ray bursts, is also discussed.

H. Schatz; K. E. Rehm

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of Cygnus X-3 through its Radio and X-ray States  

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Based on X-ray spectra and studies of the long-term correlated behavior between radio and soft X-ray, we present a detailed evolution of Cyg X-3 through its radio and X-ray states. We comment on the nature of the hard X-ray tail and possible Simbol X contribution in constraining the models.

Szostek, A. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France); Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland); Zdziarski, A. A. [Centrum Astronomiczne im. M. Kopernika, Warszawa (Poland); McCollough, M. L. [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge (United States)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray four-wave mixing in molecules Satoshi Tanaka  

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X-ray four-wave mixing in molecules Satoshi Tanaka Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester radiation intense light sources have opened up a new era in soft x-ray spectroscopy. The dramatic improvements of spectral resolution in x-ray absorption1,2 and x-ray photoemission spectra3 have revealed

Mukamel, Shaul

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MULTI-WAVELENGTH STUDY OF THE Be/X-RAY BINARY MXB 0656-072  

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We present and analyze the optical photometric and spectroscopic data of the Be/X-ray binary MXB 0656-072 from 2006 to 2009. A 101.2 day orbital period is found, for the first time, from the present public X-ray data (Swift/BAT and RXTE/ASM). The anti-correlation between the H{alpha} emission and the UBV brightness of MXB 0656-072 during our 2007 observations indicates that a mass ejection event took place in the system. After the mass ejection, a low-density region might develop around the Oe star. With the outward motion of the circumstellar disk, the outer part of the disk interacted with the neutron star around its periastron passage and a series of X-ray outbursts were triggered between MJD 54350 and MJD 54850. The Proportional Counter Array-HEXTE spectra during the 2007-2008 X-ray outbursts could be well fitted by a cutoff power law with low-energy absorption, together with an iron line around 6.4 keV, and a broad cyclotron resonance feature around 30 keV. The same variability of the soft and hard X-ray colors in 2.3-21 keV indicated that there were no overall changes in the spectral shape during the X-ray outbursts, which might only be connected with the changes of the mass accretion rate onto the neutron star.

Yan Jingzhi; Li Hui; Liu Qingzhong [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008 (China); Zurita Heras, Juan Antonio; Chaty, Sylvain, E-mail: jzyan@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: hli@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: qzliu@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: juan-antonio.zurita-heras@cea.fr, E-mail: sylvain.chaty@cea.fr [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Universite Paris Diderot, IRFU/Service d'Astrophysique, FR-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray laser using pumping of 3P and 4P levels of He-like and H-like ions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

X-ray laser method and apparatus for producing coherent radiation at, for example, energies of at least 40 eV, using Be-like Cr, N-like Ni, He-like Na, B-like Cr, Be-like Mn or similar multiply ionized species to pump appropriate high energy transitions in He-like or H-like N, O, F, C or rare gases, with associated laser transition gains of 4-50 cm.sup.-1.

Hagelstein, Peter L. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray laser using pumping of 3p and 4p levels of He-like and H-like ions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

X-ray laser method and apparatus for producing coherent radiation at, for example, energies of at least 40 eV, using Be-like Cr, N-like Ni, He-like Na, B-like Cr, Be-like Mn or similar multiply ionized species to pump appropriate high energy transitions in He-like or H-like N, O, F, C or rare gases, with associated laser transition gains of 4 to 50 cm/sup -1/.

Hagelstein, P.L.

1985-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Quasi-zero dimensional CuB2O4: a resonant inelastic X-ray scattering case study  

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We explore the general phenomenology of resonant inelastic scattering (RIXS) using CuB{sub 2}O{sub 4}, a network of CuO{sub 4} plaquettes electronically isolated by B{sup +3} ions. Spectra show a small number of well-separated features, and we exploit the simple electronic structure to explore RIXS phenomenology by developing a calculation which allows for intermediate-state effects ignored in standard approaches. These effects are found to be non-negligible and good correspondence between our model and experiment leads to a simple picture of such phenomenology as the genesis of d {yields} d excitations at the K edge and intermediate-state interference effects.

Hancock, J.N.

2010-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring the power spectrum of density fluctuations at intermediate redshift with X-ray background observations  

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......arguments at soft X-ray energies (see, e.g., Car- rera, Fabian...telescopes working up to energies #10 keV. This is...flux downwards. An alternative way of using an X-ray...ROSAT at soft X-ray energies (Voges 1993) and......

X. Barcons; A. C. Fabian; F. J. Carrera

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray absorption spectroscopy  

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009-9473-8 REVIEW X-ray absorption spectroscopy Junko Yano Æand application of X-ray absorption spectroscopy, bothX-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and extended X-

Yano, Junko; Yachandra, Vittal K.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy  

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type: Review X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Junko Yano andPhotosystem II; XAS, X-ray absorption spectroscopy; EXAFS,X-ray absorption fine structure; EPR, electron paramagnetic

Yano, Junko

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Generators  

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There are many types of X-ray generators sold commercially. The following are some of ... that should be considered when selecting a particular generator for a particular purpose. All the companies listed below s...

Reuben Rudman

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft X-ray laser using pumping of 3P and 4P levels of He-like and H-like ions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

X-ray laser method and apparatus are disclosed for producing coherent radiation at, for example, energies of at least 40 eV, using Be-like Cr, N-like Ni, He-like Na, B-like Cr, Be-like Mn or similar multiply ionized species to pump appropriate high energy transitions in He-like or H-like N, O, F, C or rare gases, with associated laser transition gains of 4-50 cm[sup [minus]1]. 8 figs.

Hagelstein, P.L.

1987-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray laser using pumping of 3P and 4P levels of He-like and H-like ions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

X-ray laser method and apparatus for producing coherent radiation at, for example, energies of 40 to 189 eV, using Be-like Cr, N-like Ni, He-like Na, B-like Cr, Be-like Mn or similar multiply ionized species to pump appropriate high energy transitions in He-like or H-like rare gases or N, O, F, or C gases, with associated laser transition gains of 20 to 50 cm/sup -1/.

Hagelstein, P.

1982-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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BeppoSAX OBSERVATIONS OF THE X-RAY PULSAR MAXI J1409-619 IN LOW STATE: DISCOVERY OF CYCLOTRON RESONANCE FEATURES  

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The transient 500 s X-ray pulsar MAXI J1409-619 was discovered by the slit cameras aboard Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) on 2010 October 17, and soon after accurately localized by Swift. We found that the source position was serendipitously observed in 2000 during BeppoSAX observations of the Galactic plane. Two sources are clearly detected in the Medium-Energy Concentrator Spectrometer (MECS): one is consistent with the position of IGR J14043-6148 and the other one with that of MAXI J1409-619. We report on the analysis of this archival BeppoSAX/MECS observation integrated with newly analyzed observation from ASCA and a set of high-energy observations obtained from the offset fields of the BeppoSAX/PDS instrument. For the ON-source observation, the 1.8-100 keV spectrum is fit by an absorbed power law with a photon index {Gamma} = 0.87{sup +0.29}{sub -0.19}, corresponding to 2-10 and 15-100 keV unabsorbed fluxes of 2.7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -12} and 4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}, respectively, and a 2-10 keV luminosity of 7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 34} erg s{sup -1} for a 15 kpc distance. For a PDS offset field observation, performed about one year later and showing a 15-100 keV flux of 7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}, we clearly pinpoint three spectral absorption features at 44, 73, and 128 keV, resolved both in the spectral fit and in the Crab ratio. We interpret these not harmonically spaced features as due to cyclotron resonances. The fundamental energy of 44 {+-} 3 keV corresponds to a magnetic field strength at the neutron star surface of 3.8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 12}(1 + z) G, where z is the gravitational redshift. We discuss the nature of the source in the light of its possible counterpart.

Orlandini, Mauro; Frontera, Filippo; Masetti, Nicola; Sguera, Vito [INAF/Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (IASF) Bologna, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna (Italy); Sidoli, Lara [INAF/Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (IASF) Milano, via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano (Italy)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compton backscattered collimated x-ray source  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-intensity, inexpensive and collimated x-ray source is disclosed for applications such as x-ray lithography is disclosed. An intense pulse from a high power laser, stored in a high-finesse resonator, repetitively collides nearly head-on with and Compton backscatters off a bunched electron beam, having relatively low energy and circulating in a compact storage ring. Both the laser and the electron beams are tightly focused and matched at the interaction region inside the optical resonator. The laser-electron interaction not only gives rise to x-rays at the desired wavelength, but also cools and stabilizes the electrons against intrabeam scattering and Coulomb repulsion with each other in the storage ring. This cooling provides a compact, intense bunch of electrons suitable for many applications. In particular, a sufficient amount of x-rays can be generated by this device to make it an excellent and flexible Compton backscattered x-ray (CBX) source for high throughput x-ray lithography and many other applications. 4 figs.

Ruth, R.D.; Huang, Z.

1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

307

Compton backscattered collmated X-ray source  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-intensity, inexpensive and collimated x-ray source for applications such as x-ray lithography is disclosed. An intense pulse from a high power laser, stored in a high-finesse resonator, repetitively collides nearly head-on with and Compton backscatters off a bunched electron beam, having relatively low energy and circulating in a compact storage ring. Both the laser and the electron beams are tightly focused and matched at the interaction region inside the optical resonator. The laser-electron interaction not only gives rise to x-rays at the desired wavelength, but also cools and stabilizes the electrons against intrabeam scattering and Coulomb repulsion with each other in the storage ring. This cooling provides a compact, intense bunch of electrons suitable for many applications. In particular, a sufficient amount of x-rays can be generated by this device to make it an excellent and flexible Compton backscattered x-ray (CBX) source for high throughput x-ray lithography and many other applications.

Ruth, Ronald D. (Woodside, CA); Huang, Zhirong (Stanford, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Compton backscattered collimated x-ray source  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-intensity, inexpensive and collimated x-ray source for applications such as x-ray lithography is disclosed. An intense pulse from a high power laser, stored in a high-finesse resonator, repetitively collides nearly head-on with and Compton backscatters off a bunched electron beam, having relatively low energy and circulating in a compact storage ring. Both the laser and the electron beams are tightly focused and matched at the interaction region inside the optical resonator. The laser-electron interaction not only gives rise to x-rays at the desired wavelength, but also cools and stabilizes the electrons against intrabeam scattering and Coulomb repulsion with each other in the storage ring. This cooling provides a compact, intense bunch of electrons suitable for many applications. In particular, a sufficient amount of x-rays can be generated by this device to make it an excellent and flexible Compton backscattered x-ray (CBX) source for high throughput x-ray lithography and many other applications.

Ruth, Ronald D. (Woodside, CA); Huang, Zhirong (Stanford, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy Study of the Effect of Doping on the Low Energy Electronic Structure of PrFeAsO1-[delta  

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X-ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy Study of theusing soft X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy. The2. (a) Oxygen 1s x-ray absorption spectra of PrFeAsO 1-? (?

Freelon, Byron

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

X-ray beam finder  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An X-ray beam finder for locating a focal spot of an X-ray tube includes a mass of X-ray opaque material having first and second axially-aligned, parallel-opposed faces connected by a plurality of substantially identical parallel holes perpendicular to the faces and a film holder for holding X-ray sensitive film tightly against one face while the other face is placed in contact with the window of an X-ray head.

Gilbert, H.W.

1983-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Spectrometry  

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These provide excellent energy resolution for a wide range of X-ray energies, from the optical range up to several kiloelectronvolts. ... The Astro-E2 launched in 2005 was the first mission that contained a low-temperature microcalorimeter-based observatory, and three more low-temperature detector-based observatories are being developed (NeXT, Constellation-X, ZEUS). ...

Imre Szalóki; János Osán; René E. Van Grieken

2006-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity suppression of R(Ba1-zRz)2Cu3O7+? (R=Nd, Pr) probed by soft-x-ray absorption spectroscopy  

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O K-edge x-ray-absorption near-edge-structure (XANES) spectra of (Nd1-xPrx)1.05Ba1.95Cu3O7 for x=0–0.5 and Nd1.05(Ba1-zPrz)1.95Cu3O7+? for z=0–0.25 were performed to search for microstructural features and hole distribution related to the superconducting properties. Near the O 1s edge, prepeaks at ?527.6 and ?528.3 eV are assigned to transitions into O 2p holes located in the CuO3 ribbons and CuO2 planes, respectively. As deduced from O 1s absorption spectra of (Nd1-xPrx)1.05Ba1.95Cu3O7 for x=0–0.5, the hole concentrations in the CuO2 planes and CuO3 ribbons decrease monotonically with increasing Pr doping. The present XANES results clearly reveal that the suppression of superconductivity with Pr doping in (Nd1-xPrx)1.05Ba1.95Cu3O7 results predominantly from the hole depletion effect. The effect of Pr on the Ba site in Nd1.05(Ba1-zPrz)1.95Cu3O7+? is to reduce the hole concentration in the CuO2 planes and to create localized fivefold Cu chain sites. Tc of Nd1.05(Ba1-zPrz)1.95Cu3O7+? is depressed upon Pr doping, primarily due to hole filling and hole localization. Compared to (Nd1-xPrx)1.05Ba1.95Cu3O7, the enhanced suppression of Tc in Nd1.05(Ba1-zPrz)1.95Cu3O7+? is primarily due to the hole localization.

J. M. Chen; R. S. Liu; P. Nachimuthu; M. J. Kramer; K. W. Dennis; R. W. McCallum

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic Structure of the Mn(4)Ca Cluster in the Oxygen-Evolving Complex of Photosystem Ii Studied By Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering  

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Oxygen-evolving complex (Mn{sub 4}Ca cluster) of Photosystem II cycles through five intermediate states (S{sub i}-states, i=0--4) before a molecule of dioxygen is released. During the S-state transitions, electrons are extracted from the OEC, either from Mn or alternatively from a Mn ligand. The oxidation state of Mn is widely accepted as Mn{sub 4}(III{sub 2},IV{sub 2}) and Mn{sub 4}(III,IV{sub 3}) for S{sub 1} and S{sub 2} states, while it is still controversial for the S{sub 0} and S{sub 3} states. We used resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) to study the electronic structure of Mn{sub 4}Ca complex in the OEC. The RIXS data yield two-dimensional plots that provide a significant advantage by obtaining both K-edge pre-edge and L-edge-like spectra simultaneously. The second energy dimension separates the pre-edge (1s to 3d) transitions from the main K-edge (1s to 4p), and thus more precise analysis is possible. The 1s2p RIXS final state electron configuration along the energy transfer axis is identical to conventional L-edge absorption spectroscopy and the RIXS spectra are therefore sensitive to the metal spin state. We have collected data from PS II samples in the each of the S-states and compared them with data from various inorganic Mn complexes. The spectral changes in the Mn 1s2p{sub 3/2} RIXS spectra between the S-states are small compared to those of the oxides of Mn and coordination complexes. The results indicate strong covalency for the electronic configuration in the OEC, and we conclude that the electron is transferred from a strongly delocalized orbital, compared to those in Mn oxides or coordination complexes. The magnitude for the S{sub 0} to S{sub 1}, and S{sub 1} to S{sub 2} transitions is twice as large as that during the S{sub 2} to S{sub 3} transition, indicating that the electron for this transition is extracted from a highly delocalized orbital with little change in charge density at the Mn atoms. The RIXS spectra of S{sub 0} and S{sub 3} states also showed characteristic features which were not clear from the K-edge spectroscopy.

Yano, J.; Pushkar, Y.; Messinger, J.; Bergmann, U.; Glatzel, P.; Yachandra, V.K.

2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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X-RAY POINT-SOURCE POPULATIONS CONSTITUTING THE GALACTIC RIDGE X-RAY EMISSION  

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Apparently diffuse X-ray emission has been known to exist along the central quarter of the Galactic Plane since the beginning of X-ray astronomy; this is referred to as the Galactic Ridge X-ray emission (GRXE). Recent deep X-ray observations have shown that numerous X-ray point sources account for a large fraction of the GRXE in the hard band (2-8 keV). However, the nature of these sources is poorly understood. Using the deepest X-ray observations made in the Chandra bulge field, we present the result of a coherent photometric and spectroscopic analysis of individual X-ray point sources for the purpose of constraining their nature and deriving their fractional contributions to the hard-band continuum and Fe K line emission of the GRXE. Based on the X-ray color-color diagram, we divided the point sources into three groups: A (hard), B (soft and broad spectrum), and C (soft and peaked spectrum). The group A sources are further decomposed spectrally into thermal and non-thermal sources with different fractions in different flux ranges. From their X-ray properties, we speculate that the group A non-thermal sources are mostly active galactic nuclei and the thermal sources are mostly white dwarf (WD) binaries such as magnetic and non-magnetic cataclysmic variables (CVs), pre-CVs, and symbiotic stars, whereas the group B and C sources are X-ray active stars in flares and quiescence, respectively. In the log N-log S curve of the 2-8 keV band, the group A non-thermal sources are dominant above Almost-Equal-To 10{sup -14} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}, which is gradually taken over by Galactic sources in the fainter flux ranges. The Fe K{alpha} emission is mostly from the group A thermal (WD binaries) and the group B (X-ray active stars) sources.

Morihana, Kumiko [Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)] [Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Tsujimoto, Masahiro; Ebisawa, Ken [Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, 3-1-1 Yoshino-dai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan)] [Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, 3-1-1 Yoshino-dai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan); Yoshida, Tessei, E-mail: morihana@crab.riken.jp [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)] [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

2013-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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HARMONIC CASCADE FEL DESIGNS FOR LUX, A FACILTY FOR ULTRAFAST X-RAY SCIENCE  

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-electron laser (FEL) beamlines which use the har- monic cascade approach to produce coherent XUV & soft X-ray for an integrated system of ultrafast x-ray techniques and lasers, using laser-seeded harmonic cascade FEL's, rfHARMONIC CASCADE FEL DESIGNS FOR LUX, A FACILTY FOR ULTRAFAST X-RAY SCIENCE J. Corlett, W. Fawley

Wurtele, Jonathan

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Massively parallel X-ray holography STEFANO MARCHESINI1,2  

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, and a bacterial cell with a soft-X-ray free-electron laser, where illumination by a single 15-fs pulse was successfully used in producing the holographic image. As X-ray lasers move to shorter wavelengths we expectMassively parallel X-ray holography STEFANO MARCHESINI1,2 *, SE´BASTIEN BOUTET3,4 , ANNE E

Petta, Jason

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X-ray Science Division: Groups  

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Division: Groups Division: Groups Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO) Primary Contact: Stephen Southworth Work focuses on understanding how strong optical and x-ray fields interact with matter, with an emphasis on photonic control of electronic, atomic and molecular motion. Chemical and Materials Science (CMS) Primary Contact: Randy Winans Research Disciplines: Chemistry, Materials Science Detectors (DET) Primary Contact: Antonino Miceli GMCA Structural Biology Facility (MX) Primary Contact: Robert Fischetti Research Disciplines: Biology, Life Sciences Imaging (IMG) Primary Contact: Francesco DeCarlo Research Disciplines: Materials Science, Biology, Physics, Life Sciences Inelastic X-ray & Nuclear Resonant Scattering (IXN) Primary Contact: Thomas Gog Research Disciplines: Condensed Matter Physics, Geophysics, Materials

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High Resolution X-Ray Scattering at Sector 3, Advanced Photon...  

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Sector 3 Beamlines Staff Publications Conferences IXN group Sector 3 : High Resolution X-ray Scattering Sector 3 is operated by the Inelastic X-ray Nuclear Resonant Scattering...

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Tunable X-ray source  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for the production of X-ray bunches tunable in both time and energy level by generating multiple photon, X-ray, beams through the use of Thomson scattering. The method of the present invention simultaneously produces two X-ray pulses that are tunable in energy and/or time.

Boyce, James R. (Williamsburg, VA)

2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures  

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X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures Print X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures Print science brief icon Scientists working at ALS Beamline 12.0.2.2 have demonstrated a new x-ray technique for producing short-exposure nanoscale images of the magnetic structure of materials. The new method combines aspects of coherent x-ray diffraction, which can determine 3-D charge distributions, and resonant magnetic scattering, which is sensitive to magnetic structures. Physicists have used coherent x-ray diffraction to measure the electron density of complicated molecules. The formula used to make these calculations contains terms that relate to the electron spin of magnetic atoms, but these terms are traditionally ignored since coherent x-ray diffraction has not been used to retrieve magnetic information. Using the full formula allows for the determination of not only the electron density, but also the magnetic spin distribution and its orientation.

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321

X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures  

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X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures Print X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures Print science brief icon Scientists working at ALS Beamline 12.0.2.2 have demonstrated a new x-ray technique for producing short-exposure nanoscale images of the magnetic structure of materials. The new method combines aspects of coherent x-ray diffraction, which can determine 3-D charge distributions, and resonant magnetic scattering, which is sensitive to magnetic structures. Physicists have used coherent x-ray diffraction to measure the electron density of complicated molecules. The formula used to make these calculations contains terms that relate to the electron spin of magnetic atoms, but these terms are traditionally ignored since coherent x-ray diffraction has not been used to retrieve magnetic information. Using the full formula allows for the determination of not only the electron density, but also the magnetic spin distribution and its orientation.

322

X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures  

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X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures Print X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures Print science brief icon Scientists working at ALS Beamline 12.0.2.2 have demonstrated a new x-ray technique for producing short-exposure nanoscale images of the magnetic structure of materials. The new method combines aspects of coherent x-ray diffraction, which can determine 3-D charge distributions, and resonant magnetic scattering, which is sensitive to magnetic structures. Physicists have used coherent x-ray diffraction to measure the electron density of complicated molecules. The formula used to make these calculations contains terms that relate to the electron spin of magnetic atoms, but these terms are traditionally ignored since coherent x-ray diffraction has not been used to retrieve magnetic information. Using the full formula allows for the determination of not only the electron density, but also the magnetic spin distribution and its orientation.

323

Nonlinear X-ray Compton Scattering  

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X-ray scattering is a weak linear probe of matter. It is primarily sensitive to the position of electrons and their momentum distribution. Elastic X-ray scattering forms the basis of atomic structural determination while inelastic Compton scattering is often used as a spectroscopic probe of both single-particle excitations and collective modes. X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) are unique tools for studying matter on its natural time and length scales due to their bright and coherent ultrashort pulses. However, in the focus of an XFEL the assumption of a weak linear probe breaks down, and nonlinear light-matter interactions can become ubiquitous. The field can be sufficiently high that even non-resonant multiphoton interactions at hard X-rays wavelengths become relevant. Here we report the observation of one of the most fundamental nonlinear X-ray-matter interactions, the simultaneous Compton scattering of two identical photons producing a single photon at nearly twice the photon energy. We measure scattered...

Fuchs, Matthias; Chen, Jian; Ghimire, Shambhu; Shwartz, Sharon; Kozina, Michael; Jiang, Mason; Henighan, Thomas; Bray, Crystal; Ndabashimiye, Georges; Bucksbaum, P H; Feng, Yiping; Herrmann, Sven; Carini, Gabriella; Pines, Jack; Hart, Philip; Kenney, Christopher; Guillet, Serge; Boutet, Sebastien; Williams, Garth; Messerschmidt, Marc; Seibert, Marvin; Moeller, Stefan; Hastings, Jerome B; Reis, David A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

X-ray Spectrometry  

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The segmented STJ operated at total count rates of above 105 counts/s, and the best-achieved energy resolution of their single STJ was found to be 10 eV for X-ray energies below 1 keV. ... The Mo?Au TES, with an operating temperature of 230 mK, was developed for the Constellation-X mission and the energy resolution of the spectrometer is ?28 eV at 3.3 keV. ...

Imre Szalóki; Szabina B. Török; Jasna Injuk; René E. Van Grieken

2002-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

325

Broad-band Spectral Properties of Accreting X-ray Binary Pulsars  

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Broad-band spectra of accreting X-ray binary pulsars can be fit by a phenomenological model composed by a power law with a high energy rollover above 10 keV, plus a blackbody component with a temperature of few hundred eV. While, at least qualitatively, the hard tail can be explained in terms of (inverse) Compton scattering, the origin of the soft component cannot find a unique explanation. Recently a qualitative picture able to explain the overall broad band-spectrum of luminous X-ray pulsars was carried out by taking into account the effect of bulk Comptonization in the accretion column. After a review on these recent theoretical developments, I will present a case study of how different modelization of the continuum affect broad features, in particular the cyclotron resonance features in Vela X-1.

Mauro Orlandini

2005-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

326

Fresnel and refractive lenses for X-rays  

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We present a Gaussian beam analysis of X-ray refractive and Fresnel lenses. The X-ray refractive lens is featured by an intrinsic soft (Gaussian) aperture due to strong absorption of X-rays by materials. We defined a parameter N0, the critical Fresnel number (CFN), to describe this optical property. The values of N0 for all practical materials are below 1000 for photon energies exceeding 30 eV, still lower for high-Z materials. The maximum effective Fresnel number of a lens is determined by its material to be 2N0 and its maximum enhancement of X-ray intensity is limited to (2?N0)2, independent of its shape. We found that the refractive lens is likely to be useful for manipulating nearly diffraction limited beam in the hard X-ray region and its application is severely restricted by available fabrication capabilities today. X-ray Fresnel lenses, both in cylindrical and linear forms, are proposed as superior focusing elements for hard X-rays. Their high efficiency, up to 100% in optimal construction, will enable us to manipulate beams with multiple lenses and obtain higher performance optics. Their design and fabrication are discussed in reference to those of X-ray Fresnel zone plates and micro Fresnel lenses for optoelectronics.

B.X. Yang

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy  

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This review gives a brief description of the theory and application of X-ray absorption spectroscopy, both X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), especially, pertaining to photosynthesis. The advantages and limitations of the methods are discussed. Recent advances in extended EXAFS and polarized EXAFS using oriented membranes and single crystals are explained. Developments in theory in understanding the XANES spectra are described. The application of X-ray absorption spectroscopy to the study of the Mn4Ca cluster in Photosystem II is presented.

Yano, Junko; Yachandra, Vittal K.

2009-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

328

X-ray fluorescence mapping  

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biololgical cells, over the measurement of impurities in solar cells, to the rare earth content of geological materials. A somewhat 'typical' layout for a X-ray fluorescence...

329

Hard X-ray tails and cyclotron features in X-ray pulsars  

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We review the physical processes occurring in the magnetosphere of accreting X-ray pulsars, with emphasis on those processes that give rise to observable effects in their high (E>10 keV) energy spectra. In the second part we compare the empirical spectral laws used to fit the observed spectra with theoretical models, at the light of the BeppoSAX results on the broad-band characterization of the X-ray pulsar continuum, and the discovery of new (multiple) cyclotron resonance features.

Mauro Orlandini; Daniele Dal Fiume

2001-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

330

Synchrotron radiation sources and condensers for projection x-ray lithography  

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The design requirements for a compact electron storage ring that could be used as a soft x-ray source for projection lithography are discussed. The design concepts of the x-ray optics that are required to collect and condition the radiation in divergence, uniformity and direction to properly illuminate the mask and the particular x-ray projection camera used are discussed. Preliminary designs for an entire soft x-ray projection lithography system using an electron storage ring as a soft X-ray source are presented. It is shown that by combining the existing technology of storage rings with large collection angle condensers, a powerful and reliable source of 130[Angstrom] photons for production line projection x-ray lithography is possible.

Murphy, J.B.; MacDowell, A.A. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); White, D.L. (AT and T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ (United States)); Wood, O.R. II (AT and T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Synchrotron radiation sources and condensers for projection x-ray lithography  

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The design requirements for a compact electron storage ring that could be used as a soft x-ray source for projection lithography are discussed. The design concepts of the x-ray optics that are required to collect and condition the radiation in divergence, uniformity and direction to properly illuminate the mask and the particular x-ray projection camera used are discussed. Preliminary designs for an entire soft x-ray projection lithography system using an electron storage ring as a soft X-ray source are presented. It is shown that by combining the existing technology of storage rings with large collection angle condensers, a powerful and reliable source of 130{Angstrom} photons for production line projection x-ray lithography is possible.

Murphy, J.B.; MacDowell, A.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); White, D.L. [AT and T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ (United States); Wood, O.R. II [AT and T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ (United States)

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

X-ray shearing interferometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An x-ray interferometer for analyzing high density plasmas and optically opaque materials includes a point-like x-ray source for providing a broadband x-ray source. The x-rays are directed through a target material and then are reflected by a high-quality ellipsoidally-bent imaging crystal to a diffraction grating disposed at 1.times. magnification. A spherically-bent imaging crystal is employed when the x-rays that are incident on the crystal surface are normal to that surface. The diffraction grating produces multiple beams which interfere with one another to produce an interference pattern which contains information about the target. A detector is disposed at the position of the image of the target produced by the interfering beams.

Koch, Jeffrey A. (Livermore, CA)

2003-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

333

Dynamic model of anisotropic x-ray refraction  

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General mechanisms of anisotropic x-ray refraction at the resonance energy are investigated on the basis of dynamic-scattering theory. The deductions show that x rays within the crystals that have anisotropic susceptibility are completely polarized and have two elliptical polarization states. Analytical expressions of the elliptical axes, refractive indices, and absorption coefficients for these two types of polarized waves are obtained in terms of the anisotropic components of the susceptibility tensor. Anisotropic birefringence and dichroism effects associated with the polarization properties of the x-ray waves are also illustrated theoretically.

X. R. Huang, Yong Li, W. J. Liu, and S. S. Jiang

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Sapphire analyzers for high-resolution x-ray spectroscopy.  

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We present a sapphire (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) analyzer for high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy with 31-meV energy resolution. The analyzer is designed for resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) measurements at the CuK{sub a} absorption edge near 8990 eV. The performance of the analyzer is demonstrated by measuring phonon excitations in beryllium because of its known dynamical structure and high counting rates.

Yavas, H.; Alp, E.; Sinn, H.; Alatas, A.; Said, A.; Shvydko, Y.; Toellner, T.; Khachatryan, R.; Billinge, S.; Hasan, Z.; Sturhahn, W.; Michigan State Univ.; Princeton Univ.; DESY

2007-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution X-ray spectroscopy with XMM-Newton and Chandra, MSSL, 24 -25 October 2002 1 HIGH RESOLUTION X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY WITH  

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of the system, the density and absorp- tion of the wind, eclipses, or variability due to the inclination that the soft X-rays ( #24; wind produced by the common mechanism that are much narrower ( #24; wind

Guedel, Manuel

336

SMB, X-Ray Spectroscopy & Imaging  

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Home X-Ray Spectroscopy & Imaging X-Ray Spectroscopy & Imaging SSRL has five hard X-ray Spectroscopy beamlines and three Microfocus Imaging beamlines dedicated to Biological and...

337

Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection  

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Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:00 The advent of x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) light sources has...

338

National Ignition Facility core x-ray streak camera  

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) core x-ray streak camera will be used for laser performance verification experiments as well as a wide range of physics experiments in the areas of high-energy-density science, inertial confinement fusion, and basic science. The x-ray streak camera system is being designed to record time-dependent x-ray emission from NIF targets using an interchangeable family of snouts for measurements such as one-dimensional (1D) spatial imaging or spectroscopy. the NIF core x-ray streak camera will consist of an x-ray-sensitive photocathode that detects x rays with 1D spatial resolution coupled to an electron streak tube to detect a continuous time history of the x rays incident on the photocathode over selected time periods. A charge-coupled-device (CCD) readout will record the signal from the streak tube. The streak tube, CCD, and associated electronics will reside in an electromagnetic interference, and electromagnetic pulse protected, hermetically sealed, temperature-controlled box whose internal pressure is approximately 1 atm. The streak tube itself will penetrate through the wall of the box into the target chamber vacuum. We are working with a goal of a spatial resolution of 15 lp/mm with 50% contrast transfer function at the photocathode and adjustment sweep intervals of 1--50 ns. The camera spectral sensitivity extends from soft x rays to 20 keV x rays, with varying quantum efficiency based on photocathode selection. The system will have remote control, monitoring, and Ethernet communications through an embedded controller. The core streak camera will be compatible with the instrument manipulators at the OMEGA (University of Rochester) and NIF facilities.

Kimbrough, J. R.; Bell, P. M.; Christianson, G. B.; Lee, F. D.; Kalantar, D. H.; Perry, T. S.; Sewall, N. R.; Wootton, A. J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

X-ray Imaging Workshop  

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Imaging and Spectro-microscopy: Imaging and Spectro-microscopy: the Present and the Future Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory October 8-9, 2002 Organizers: John Miao & Keith Hodgson A workshop on "X-ray Imaging and Spectro-microscopy: the Present and the Future" was held on October 8-9, 2002. This workshop, organized by John Miao (SSRL) and Keith Hodgson (SSRL) provided a forum to discuss the scientific applications of a variety of imaging and spectro-microscopic techniques, including photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM), angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), coherent diffraction imaging, x-ray microscopy, micro-tomography, holographic imaging, and x-ray micro-probe. Twelve invited speakers discussed the important scientific applications of these techniques, and also predicted the future scientific directions with the advance of instrumentation and x-ray sources. The workshop was well attended with over fifty registered attendees.

340

Miniature x-ray source  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A miniature x-ray source utilizing a hot filament cathode. The source has a millimeter scale size and is capable of producing broad spectrum x-ray emission over a wide range of x-ray energies. The miniature source consists of a compact vacuum tube assembly containing the hot filament cathode, an anode, a high voltage feedthru for delivering high voltage to the cathode, a getter for maintaining high vacuum, a connector for initial vacuum pump down and crimp-off, and a high voltage connection for attaching a compact high voltage cable to the high voltage feedthru. At least a portion of the vacuum tube wall is fabricated from highly x-ray transparent materials, such as sapphire, diamond, or boron nitride.

Trebes, James E. (Livermore, CA); Bell, Perry M. (Tracy, CA); Robinson, Ronald B. (Modesto, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

X-ray Stacking 2008-Apr-22 Astrostats X-ray Stacking  

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X-ray Stacking 2008-Apr-22 Astrostats X-ray Stacking Tom Aldcroft SAO/CXC #12;X-ray Stacking 2008 analysis for a sample Stacking ­ mean properties of sample Chandra X-ray data (faint point sources) are photon-limited with low background => stacking in X-rays is very effective #12;X-ray Stacking 2008-Apr-22

Wolfe, Patrick J.

342

Strategies for solving neighboring-element problems: a case study using resonant X-ray diffraction and pulsed neutron diffraction to examine Sr8Ga16Ge30  

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Resonant scattering can produce considerable contrast in samples presenting a neighboring-element problem, enabling the precise determination of site occupancies. However, the accuracy of the site occupancies depends upon the data collection and analysis strategy that is adopted.

Zhang, Y.

2003-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

343

Vanadium-pumped titanium x-ray laser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A resonantly photo-pumped x-ray laser is formed of a vanadium and titanium foil combination that is driven by two beams of intense line focused optical laser radiation. Ground state neon-like titanium ions are resonantly photo-pumped by line emission from fluorine-like vanadium ions. 4 figs.

Nilsen, J.

1992-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

344

Vanadium-pumped titanium x-ray laser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A resonantly photo-pumped x-ray laser (10) is formed of a vanadium (12) and titanium (14) foil combination (16) that is driven by two beams (18, 20) of intense line focused (22, 24) optical laser radiation. Ground state neon-like titanium ions (34) are resonantly photo-pumped by line emission from fluorine-like vanadium ions (32).

Nilsen, Joseph (Livermore, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

SMB, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy  

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Absorption Spectroscopy X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is a well-established technique for simultaneous local geometric and electronic structure...

346

X-ray Raman scattering study of aligned polyfluorene  

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We present a non-resonant inelastic x-ray scattering study at the carbon K-edge on aligned poly[9,9-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-fluorene-2,7-diyl] and show that the x-ray Raman scattering technique can be used as a practical alternative to x-ray absorption measurements. We demonstrate that this novel method can be applied to studies on aligned $\\pi$-conjugated polymers complementing diffraction and optical studies. Combining the experimental data and a very recently proposed theoretical scheme we demonstrate a unique property of x-ray Raman scattering by performing the symmetry decomposition on the density of unoccupied electronic states into $s$- and $p$-type symmetry contributions.

S. Galambosi; M. Knaapila; J. A. Soininen; K. Nyg\\aard; S. Huotari; F. Galbrecht; U. Scherf; A. P. Monkman; K. Hämäläinen

2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

347

X-ray Emission from Massive Stars  

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X-ray Emission from Massive Stars David Cohen Department of Physics and Astronomy Swarthmore be related to the production of X-rays on massive stars. If so, massive stars' X-rays are much different than those found our own Sun and other cooler stars like the Sun that produce X-rays via magnetic activity

Cohen, David

348

X-ray Emission from Massive Stars  

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X-ray Emission from Massive Stars David Cohen Department of Physics and Astronomy Swarthmore #12;What is the mechanism by which massive stars produce x-rays? New results from the Chandra X-ray Observatory ­ high-resolution x-ray spectroscopy: measuring Doppler broadening in emission lines Testing

Cohen, David

349

A mass of less than 15 solar masses for the black hole in an ultraluminous X-ray source  

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Most ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs) display a typical set of properties not seen in Galactic stellar-mass black holes (BHs): higher luminosity Lx > 3 10^39 erg/s, unusually soft X-ray components (kT solar masses. Our results demonstrate that in P13, soft thermal emission and spectral curvature are indeed signatures of supercritical accretion. ...

Motch, C; Soria, R; Grisé, F; Pietrzy?ski, G

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

X-ray instrumentation for the photon factory  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Photon Factory is one of the world's largest synchroton radiation light sources, the beam lines of which supply intense sources of vacuum UV, soft and hard X-rays. About 30 measuring instruments have been purpose-built, and this book describes the development and construction of the X-ray instrumentation. Given the multifunctional nature of the Photon Factory, it may be expected that the instrumentation serving it fulfills a variety of purposes including: reflection imaging systems; diffraction grating fabrication; monochromators; polarizers; analyzers; detectors; data collection systems; cameras; and goniometers.

Hosoya, S.; Iitaka, Y.; Hashizume, H.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

STATE-DEPENDENT ORBITAL MODULATION OF X-RAYS IN CYG X-3  

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We analyze all of the available RXTE observations of Cyg X-3 in order to investigate the connection between the central X-ray source and its surrounding environment. The hardness-intensity diagram of Cyg X-3 displays a 'shoe' shape rather than the Q-type shape commonly seen in other black hole X-ray binary, and exhibits no apparent hysteresis effect. During the {gamma}-ray outbursts, no existing data are located in the hard and intermediate states, which suggest the absence of a significant population of non-thermal electrons when the source is in these states. For the first time, we present the orbital modulation of the X-ray light curve (LC) of all five states. The different energy band LCs are in phase with each other in all five states, and the modulation amplitude of both soft and hard X-ray LCs monotonously increases with decreasing hardness from hard to soft non-thermal states. We confirm that the modulation depth decreases with increasing energy in the hard, intermediate, and very high states, as originally reported by Zdziarski et al. However, in the soft non-thermal state, the hard X-ray modulation strength significantly increases and is even larger than the soft X-ray one. Our results rule out both wind absorption and jet origins of the hard X-ray LC modulation in the soft non-thermal state, and challenge our understanding of the states of Cyg X-3.

Weng, Shan-Shan; Zhang, Shuang-Nan; Ge, Ming-Yu; Li, Jian; Zhang, Shu, E-mail: zhangsn@ihep.ac.cn, E-mail: wengss@ihep.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)

2013-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

352

Fabrication and performance of blazed transmission gratings for x-ray astronomy  

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We have developed a new type of soft x-ray diffraction grating. This critical-angle transmission (CAT) grating combines the advantages of traditional transmission gratings (low mass, extremely relaxed alignment and flatness ...

Schattenburg, Mark Lee

353

Signal-to-noise and radiation exposure considerations in conventional and diffraction x-ray microscopy  

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Using a signal-to-noise ratio estimation based on correlations between multiple simulated images, we compare the dose efficiency of two soft x-ray imaging systems: incoherent...

Huang, Xiaojing; Miao, Huijie; Steinbrener, Jan; Nelson, Johanna; Shapiro, David; Stewart, Andrew; Turner, Joshua; Jacobsen, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

X-Ray Emission from a 1 kJ Plasma Focus  

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Several devices capable of producing dense, high temperature plasma are presently investigated as possible sources in the soft x-ray range [3.1–6]. Among these are the laser-induced plasma, the gas puff systems, ...

G. Herziger

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Design and optimization of a parallel spectrometer for ultra-fast X-ray science  

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In the present work, different varied line space (VLS) and reflection zone plate (RZP) gratings are analyzed for their suitability in low-signal femtosecond soft X-ray spectroscopy....

Braig, Christoph; Löchel, Heike; Mitzner, Rolf; Quevedo, Wilson; Loukas, Panagiotis; Kubin, Markus; Weniger, Christian; Firsov, Alexander; Rehanek, Jens; Brzhezinskaya, Maria; Wernet, Philippe; Föhlisch, Alexander; Erko, Alexei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Compact x-ray source and panel  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A compact, self-contained x-ray source, and a compact x-ray source panel having a plurality of such x-ray sources arranged in a preferably broad-area pixelized array. Each x-ray source includes an electron source for producing an electron beam, an x-ray conversion target, and a multilayer insulator separating the electron source and the x-ray conversion target from each other. The multi-layer insulator preferably has a cylindrical configuration with a plurality of alternating insulator and conductor layers surrounding an acceleration channel leading from the electron source to the x-ray conversion target. A power source is connected to each x-ray source of the array to produce an accelerating gradient between the electron source and x-ray conversion target in any one or more of the x-ray sources independent of other x-ray sources in the array, so as to accelerate an electron beam towards the x-ray conversion target. The multilayer insulator enables relatively short separation distances between the electron source and the x-ray conversion target so that a thin panel is possible for compactness. This is due to the ability of the plurality of alternating insulator and conductor layers of the multilayer insulators to resist surface flashover when sufficiently high acceleration energies necessary for x-ray generation are supplied by the power source to the x-ray sources.

Sampayon, Stephen E. (Manteca, CA)

2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

357

Ultrafast X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy using Laser-Driven Electron X-ray Sources (LEXS)  

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: ultrafast x-rays, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, terawatt lasers, ultrafast reaction dynamics, atomic motion atomic motion by scrutinizing the changes in x- ray absorption spectra during reactions. FirstUltrafast X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy using Laser-Driven Electron X-ray Sources (LEXS) Guangjun

Guo, Ting

358

Focused X-ray source  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is an intense, relatively inexpensive X-ray source (as compared to a synchrotron emitter) for technological, scientific, and spectroscopic purposes. A conical radiation pattern produced by a single foil or stack of foils is focused by optics to increase the intensity of the radiation at a distance from the conical radiator. 8 figs.

Piestrup, M.A.; Boyers, D.G.; Pincus, C.I.; Maccagno, P.

1990-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

359

Construction of a New VUV/Soft X-ray Undulator Beamline BL-13A in the Photon Factory for Study of Organic Thin Films and Biomolecules Adsorbed on Surfaces  

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A planar undulator beamline, BL-13A, covering 30-1,000 eV has been constructed in the Photon Factory. The main scientific targets are investigations of organic thin films and biomolecules adsorbed on well-defined surfaces using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. A variable-included-angle Monk-Gillieson mounting monochromator with varied-line-spacing plane gratings is used to achieve a high photon flux of 10{sup 10}-10{sup 12} photons/s with a high resolution (E/{Delta}E) of 7,000-30,000. A typical spot size on the sample position is estimated to be 130 {mu}m (horizontal)x40 {mu}m (vertical). After commissioning, BL-13A will be open for users from January 2010.

Mase, Kazuhiko; Toyoshima, Akio; Kikuchi, Takashi; Tanaka, Hirokazu; Amemiya, Kenta; Ito, Kenji [Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

360

Physical origin of X-ray flares following GRBs  

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One of the major achievements of Swift is the discovery of the erratic X-ray flares harboring nearly half of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), both for long-duration and short-duration categories, and both for traditional hard GRBs and soft X-ray flashes (XRFs). Here I review the arguments in support of the suggestion that they are powered by reactivation of the GRB central engine, and that the emission site is typically ``internal'', i.e. at a distance within the forward shock front. The curvature effect that characterizes the decaying lightcurve slope during the fading phase of the flares provides an important clue. I will then discuss several suggestions to re-start the GRB central engine and comment on how future observations may help to unveil the physical origin of X-ray flares.

Bing Zhang

2006-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Multiple X-ray reflection from ionized slabs  

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Multiple reflection of X-rays may be important when an accretion disc and its hot corona have a complicated geometry, or if returning radiation due to gravitational light bending is important, or in emission from a funnel such as proposed in some gamma-ray burst models. We simulate the effects of multiple reflection by modifying the boundary condition for an X-ray illuminated slab. Multiple reflection makes the soft X-ray spectrum steeper (softer) and strengthens broad emission and absorption features, especially the K-shell features of iron. This may be important in explaining the spectra of sources such as the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 galaxy 1H0707-495.

R. R. Ross; A. C. Fabian; D. R. Ballantyne

2002-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

362

Element-specific structure of materials with intrinsic disorder by high-energy resonant x-ray diffraction and differential atomic pair-distribution functions: A study of PtPd nanosized catalysts  

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We demonstrate how high-energy resonant x-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential atomic-pair-distribution function (PDF) analysis can be used to characterize the atomic ordering in materials of limited structural coherence with both excellent spatial resolution and element specificity. First we prove that this experimental approach is feasible by probing the K-absorption edge of Au(?81?keV) atoms in chemically ordered and disordered bulk Cu3Au alloys. The resulting Au-differential PDFs show very clearly the different ways Au atoms are known to occupy the sites of otherwise identical cubic lattices of those materials. Next we apply it to a more complex material: PtPd alloy and core-shell nanosized (?2–4?nm) particles by probing the K-absorption edge of Pt(?78?keV). The resulting Pt-differential atomic PDFs reveal how exactly the atomic ordering of catalytically active Pt atoms is affected by the nanoparticles’ design, thus providing a firm structural basis for understanding their properties. The work is a step forward in expanding the limits of applicability of nontraditional XRD to the rapidly growing field of materials of unusual structural complexity.

V. Petkov and S. D. Shastri

2010-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

363

X-ray holographic microscopy experiments at the Brookhaven synchrotron light source  

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Soft x-ray holographic microscopy is discussed from an experimental point of view. Three series of measurements have been carried out using the Brookhaven 750 MeV storage ring as an x-ray source. Young slits fringes, Gabor (in line) holograms and various data pertaining to the soft x-ray performance of photographic plates are reported. The measurements are discussed in terms of the technique for recording them and the experimental limitations in effect. Some discussion is also given of the issues involved in reconstruction using visible light.

Howells, M.R.; Iarocci, M.; Kenney, J.; Kirz, J.; Rarback, H.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

EVIDENCE OF NON-THERMAL X-RAY EMISSION FROM HH 80  

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Protostellar jets appear at all stages of star formation when the accretion process is still at work. Jets travel at velocities of hundreds of km s{sup –1}, creating strong shocks when interacting with the interstellar medium. Several cases of jets have been detected in X-rays, typically showing soft emission. For the first time, we report evidence of hard X-ray emission possibly related to non-thermal processes not explained by previous models of the post-shock emission predicted in the jet/ambient interaction scenario. HH 80 is located at the south head of the jet associated with the massive protostar IRAS 18162-2048. It shows soft and hard X-ray emission in regions that are spatially separated, with the soft X-ray emission region situated behind the region of hard X-ray emission. We propose a scenario for HH 80 where soft X-ray emission is associated with thermal processes from the interaction of the jet with denser ambient matter and hard X-ray emission is produced by synchrotron radiation at the front shock.

López-Santiago, J. [Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar, S. D. Astronomía y Geodesia, Facultad de Ciencias Matemáticas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)] [Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar, S. D. Astronomía y Geodesia, Facultad de Ciencias Matemáticas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Peri, C. S.; Benaglia, P. [Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR), CCT La Plata (CONICET), C.C.5, 1894 Villa Elisa, Buenos Aires (Argentina)] [Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR), CCT La Plata (CONICET), C.C.5, 1894 Villa Elisa, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Bonito, R. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università di Palermo, Piazza del Parlamento 1, I-90134 Palermo (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università di Palermo, Piazza del Parlamento 1, I-90134 Palermo (Italy); Miceli, M. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Piazza del Parlamento 1, I-90134 Palermo (Italy)] [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Piazza del Parlamento 1, I-90134 Palermo (Italy); Albacete-Colombo, J. F. [Universidad Nacional del COMAHUE, Monseñor Esandi y Ayacucho, 8500 Viedma, Río Negro (Argentina)] [Universidad Nacional del COMAHUE, Monseñor Esandi y Ayacucho, 8500 Viedma, Río Negro (Argentina); De Castro, E. [Dpto. de Astrofísica y CC. de la Atmósfera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)] [Dpto. de Astrofísica y CC. de la Atmósfera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

365

Transient x-ray absorption spectroscopy of hydrated halogen atom  

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Time-resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy has been used to observe the transient species generated by one-photon detachment of an electron from aqueous bromide. The K-edge spectrum of the short-lived Br(0) atom exhibits a resonant 1s-4p transition...

Elles, Christopher G.; Shkrob, Ilya A.; Crowell, Robert A.; Arms, Dohn A.; Landahl, Eric C.

2008-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

366

X-ray multilayer characterization using reflectivity beamline at Indus-1  

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Poor knowledge of optical constants of various materials in the soft x-ray region requires to test the soft x-ray optical devices at actual wavelengths. For such purposes a soft x-ray/vacuum ultraviolet reflectivity beamline has been setup on Indus-1 synchrotron.X-ray multilayer structures are also being developed at RRCAT. Silicon based different multilayer optics fabricated in house for 100-200A ring wavelength region show a very high reflectivity performance. A new multilayer combination comprised of NbC/Si is proposed for achieving good thermal stability high reflectivity in the Si L-edge region. A high reflectivity of 63% in near normal incidence region is obtained with a sputter deposited Mo/Si combination. Results prospects of growing NbC/Si multilayer are presented.

Modi, Mohammed H.; Prasad, T. T.; Nayak, M.; Pothana, N.; Jaiswal, A.; Rai, S. K.; Lodha, G. S. [X-ray Optics Section Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) Indore 452013 (India)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

367

Microgap x-ray detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An x-ray detector which provides for the conversion of x-ray photons into photoelectrons and subsequent amplification of these photoelectrons through the generation of electron avalanches in a thin gas-filled region subject to a high electric potential. The detector comprises a cathode (photocathode) and an anode separated by the thin, gas-filled region. The cathode may comprise a substrate, such a beryllium, coated with a layer of high atomic number material, such as gold, while the anode can be a single conducting plane of material, such as gold, or a plane of resistive material, such as chromium/silicon monoxide, or multiple areas of conductive or resistive material, mounted on a substrate composed of glass, plastic or ceramic. The charge collected from each electron avalanche by the anode is passed through processing electronics to a point of use, such as an oscilloscope.

Wuest, Craig R. (Danville, CA); Bionta, Richard M. (Livermore, CA); Ables, Elden (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

X-RAY EMISSION-LINE PROFILE MODELING OF O STARS: FITTING A SPHERICALLY SYMMETRIC ANALYTIC WIND-SHOCK MODEL TO THE CHANDRA SPECTRUM OF PUPPIS  

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X-RAY EMISSION-LINE PROFILE MODELING OF O STARS: FITTING A SPHERICALLY SYMMETRIC ANALYTIC WIND Received 2002 November 22; accepted 2003 March 17 ABSTRACT X-ray emission-line profiles provide the most. INTRODUCTION The nature of the copious soft X-ray emission from hot stars has been a long-standing controversy

Cohen, David

369

Chest x-Rays | Department of Energy  

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Chest x-Rays Chest x-Rays Chest x-Rays Chest X-ray B-Reading The B-reading is a special reading of a standard chest x-ray film performed by a physician certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The reading looks for changes on the chest x-ray that may indicate exposure and disease caused by agents such as asbestos or silica. The B-reading is considered a special reading because doctors who are certified by NIOSH to perform B-readings use a specific protocol to read and record the findings as developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO's protocol provides rules for systematically examining the x-ray in a step-by-step method and recording certain abnormalities or changes on the chest x-ray that can be attributable to

370

Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection  

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X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print The advent of x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) light sources has led to an outburst of research activities in the field of lensless imaging. XFELs...

371

Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection  

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X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:00 The advent of x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) light sources has led to an outburst of research activities...

372

Producing X-rays at the APS  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

An introduction and overview of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, the technology that produces the brightest X-ray beams in the Western Hemisphere, and the research carried out by scientists using those X-rays.

None

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

373

SMB, X-ray Fluorescence Imaging  

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Fluorescence Imaging X-ray Fluorescence Imaging X-ray fluorescence imaging utilizes the high brightness of SPEAR3 and focused beam generated by the uses of K-B optics, capillaries...

374

Hard X-ray Emission and Efficient Particle Acceleration by Supernova Remnants  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

I discuss the non-thermal X-ray emission from young supernova remnants. Over the last decade it has become clear from both X-ray and {gamma}-ray observations that young supernovae accelerate particles up to 100 TeV. In soft X-rays the accelerated >10 TeV electrons produce synchrotron radiation, coming from narrow filaments located at the shock fronts. The width of these filaments shows that the magnetic fields are relatively high, thus providing evidence for magnetic field amplification.The synchrotron radiation of several remnants is known to extend into the hard X-ray regime. In particular Cas A, has a spectrum that appears as a power law up to almost 100 TeV. This is very surprising, as a steepening is expected going from the soft to the hard X-ray band. The spectrum is likely a result of many superimposed individual spectra, each steepening at different energies. This implies considerable spatial variation in hard X-rays, an obvious target for Simbol-X. The variations will be important to infer local shock acceleration properties, but also magnetic field fluctuations may cause spatial and temporal variations.Finally, I draw the attention to super bubbles and supernovae as sources of cosmic rays. As such they may be sources of hard X-ray emission. In particular, supernovae exploding inside the dense red supergiants winds of their progenitors ares promising candidates for hard X-ray emission.

Vink, Jacco [Astronomical Institute Utrecht, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80000, 3508TA Utrecht (Netherlands)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

375

Chandra X-ray Observatory Center  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Chandra X-ray Observatory Center Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden St in hot gas about 250 million light years from Earth. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/E.Bulbul, et al-Newton has revealed a mysterious X-ray signal in the data. This signal is represented in the circled data

376

X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Metallobiomolecules  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2/9/07 1 X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Metallobiomolecules The Outskirts of Structural Biology 9, 07] This is a tutorial about the use of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) in biology, RG; Eisenberger, P; Kincaid, BM "X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules" Annu. Rev

Scott, Robert A.

377

Chandra X-ray Observatory Center  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Chandra X-ray Observatory Center Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden St million light years from Earth. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Wesleyan Univ./R.Kilgard, et al; Optical: NASA with optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (red, green, and blue). The X-ray data reveal hundreds

378

X-ray Spectroscopy of Cool Stars  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy has addressed not only various topics in coronal physics of stars, but has also uncovered important features relevant for our understanding of stellar evolution and the stellar environment. I summarize recent progress in coronal X-ray spectroscopy and in particular also discuss new results from studies of X-rays from pre-main sequence stars.

M. Guedel

2006-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

379

X-Ray Physics Evan Berkowitz  

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X-Ray Physics Evan Berkowitz Junior, MIT Department of Physics (Dated: October 25, 2006) We measure a variety of phenomena related to X-Ray absorption and production. We present data which conforms within, as are 22 Na electron-positron annhilation lines. The importance of understanding x-rays is demonstrated

380

Chandra X-ray Observatory Center  

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Chandra X-ray Observatory Center Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden St 200 million light years from Earth. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/UAH/M.Sun et al; Optical: NASA, ESA, & the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Caption: This composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue

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381

X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Metallobiomolecules  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

9/6/09 1 X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Metallobiomolecules The Outskirts of Structural Biology 6, 09] This is a tutorial about the use of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) in biology, RG; Eisenberger, P; Kincaid, BM "X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules" Annu. Rev

Scott, Robert A.

382

Chandra X-ray Observatory Center  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Chandra X-ray Observatory Center Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden St. Cambridge, MA 02138 USA http://chandra.harvard.edu Four Supernova Remnants: NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory's Chandra X-ray Observatory, four newly processed images of supernova remnants dramatically illustrate

383

Theory of angular dispersive imaging hard x-ray spectrographs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A spectrograph is an optical instrument that disperses photons of different energies into distinct directions and space locations, and images photon spectra on a position-sensitive detector. Spectrographs consist of collimating, angular dispersive, and focusing optical elements. Bragg reflecting crystals arranged in an asymmetric scattering geometry are used as the dispersing elements. A ray-transfer matrix technique is applied to propagate x-rays through the optical elements. Several optical designs of hard x-ray spectrographs are proposed and their performance is analyzed. Spectrographs with an energy resolution of 0.1 meV and a spectral window of imaging up to a few tens of meVs are shown to be feasible for inelastic x-ray scattering (IXS) spectroscopy applications. In another example, a spectrograph with a 1-meV spectral resolution and 85-meV spectral window of imaging is considered for Cu K-edge resonant IXS (RIXS).

Shvyd'ko, Yuri

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Using Light to Control How X Rays Interact with Matter  

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ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy. ALS femtosecond spectroscopy beamline layout. Femtosecond x-ray and laser pulses derive from a single 800-nm laser oscillator. Femtosecond x rays...

385

X-RAY SPECTROMETRY X-Ray Spectrom. 2007; 36: 336342  

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X-RAY SPECTROMETRY X-Ray Spectrom. 2007; 36: 336­342 Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10.1002/xrs.980 Fish otolith trace element maps: new approaches with synchrotron microbeam x-ray of elements as they accrete through a fish's life. We apply synchrotron microbeam x-ray fluorescence methods

Limburg, Karin E.

386

X-ray Pulsations in the Supersoft X-ray Binary CAL 83  

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X-ray data reveal that the supersoft X-ray binary CAL 83 exhibits 38.4 minute pulsations at some epochs. These X-ray variations are similar to those found in some novae and are likely to be caused by nonradial pulsations the white dwarf. This is the first detection of pulsations in a classical supersoft X-ray binary.

P. C. Schmidtke; A. P. Cowley

2005-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

387

X-ray Spectroscopy of Cooling Cluster  

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We review the X-ray spectra of the cores of clusters of galaxies. Recent high resolution X-ray spectroscopic observations have demonstrated a severe deficit of emission at the lowest X-ray temperatures as compared to that expected from simple radiative cooling models. The same observations have provided compelling evidence that the gas in the cores is cooling below half the maximum temperature. We review these results, discuss physical models of cooling clusters, and describe the X-ray instrumentation and analysis techniques used to make these observations. We discuss several viable mechanisms designed to cancel or distort the expected process of X-ray cluster cooling.

Peterson, J.R.; /SLAC; Fabian, A.C.; /Cambridge U., Inst. of Astron.

2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

388

X-ray transmissive debris shield  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An X-ray debris shield for use in X-ray lithography that is comprised of an X-ray window having a layer of low density foam exhibits increased longevity without a substantial increase in exposure time. The low density foam layer serves to absorb the debris emitted from the X-ray source and attenuate the shock to the window so as to reduce the chance of breakage. Because the foam is low density, the X-rays are hardly attenuated by the foam and thus the exposure time is not substantially increased.

Spielman, R.B.

1996-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

389

X-ray Spectroscopy of Cooling Clusters  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We review the X-ray spectra of the cores of clusters of galaxies. Recent high resolution X-ray spectroscopic observations have demonstrated a severe deficit of emission at the lowest X-ray temperatures as compared to that expected from simple radiative cooling models. The same observations have provided compelling evidence that the gas in the cores is cooling below half the maximum temperature. We review these results, discuss physical models of cooling clusters, and describe the X-ray instrumentation and analysis techniques used to make these observations. We discuss several viable mechanisms designed to cancel or distort the expected process of X-ray cluster cooling.

J. R. Peterson; A. C. Fabian

2005-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

390

X-ray transmissive debris shield  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An X-ray debris shield for use in X-ray lithography that is comprised of an X-ray window having a layer of low density foam exhibits increased longevity without a substantial increase in exposure time. The low density foam layer serves to absorb the debris emitted from the X-ray source and attenuate the shock to the window so as to reduce the chance of breakage. Because the foam is low density, the X-rays are hardly attenuated by the foam and thus the exposure time is not substantially increased.

Spielman, Rick B. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

X-ray lithography using holographic images  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A non-contact X-ray projection lithography method for producing a desired X-ray image on a selected surface of an X-ray-sensitive material, such as photoresist material on a wafer, the desired X-ray image having image minimum linewidths as small as 0.063 .mu.m, or even smaller. A hologram and its position are determined that will produce the desired image on the selected surface when the hologram is irradiated with X-rays from a suitably monochromatic X-ray source of a selected wavelength .lambda.. On-axis X-ray transmission through, or off-axis X-ray reflection from, a hologram may be used here, with very different requirements for monochromaticity, flux and brightness of the X-ray source. For reasonable penetration of photoresist materials by X-rays produced by the X-ray source, the wavelength X, is preferably chosen to be no more than 13.5 nm in one embodiment and more preferably is chosen in the range 1-5 nm in the other embodiment. A lower limit on linewidth is set by the linewidth of available microstructure writing devices, such as an electron beam.

Howells, Malcolm R. (Berkeley, CA); Jacobsen, Chris (Sound Beach, NY)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

An experimental measurement of metal multilayer x-ray reflectivity degradation due to intense x-ray flux  

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The degradation of the x-ray reflection characteristics of metal multilayer Bragg diffractors due to intense x-ray flux was investigated. The Z-pinch plasma produced by PROTO II of Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, was used as the source. The plasma generated total x-ray yields of as much as 40 kJ with up to 15 kJ in the neon hydrogen- and helium-like resonance lines in nominal 20-ns pulses. Molybdenum-carbon, palladium-carbon, and tungsten-carbon metal multilayers were placed at 15 and 150 cm from the plasma center. The multilayers were at nominal angles of 5/sup 0/ and 10/sup 0/ to diffract the neon resonance lines. The time-integrated x-ray reflection of the metal multilayers was monitored by x-ray film. A fluorescer-fiber optic-visible streak camera detector system was then used to monitor the time-resolved x-ray reflection characteristics of 135 A- 2d tungsten-carbon multilayers. A large specular component in the reflectivity prevented determination of the rocking curve of the multilayer. For a neon implosion onto a vanadium-doped polyacrylic acid foam target shot, detailed modeling was attempted. The spectral flux was determined with data from 5 XRD channels and deconvolved using the code SHAZAM. The observed decay in reflectivity was assumed to correspond to the melting of the first tungsten layer. A ''conduction factor'' of 82 was required to manipulate the heat loading of the first tungsten layer such that the time of melting corresponded to the observed decay. The power at destruction was 141 MW/cm/sup 2/ and the integrated energy at destruction was 2.0 J/cm/sup 2/. 82 refs., 66 figs., 10 tabs.

Hockaday, M.Y.P.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

X-ray studies of the phases and phase transitions of liquid crystals  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Recent X-ray diffraction studies of liquid crystals are reviewed. The topics are twist grain-boundary phases, antiferroelectric phases studied using resonant diffraction and smectic phases within gel structures.

Clegg, P.S.

2004-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

394

Simultaneous Planck, Swift, and Fermi observations of X-ray and gamma-ray selected blazars  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present simultaneous Planck, Swift, Fermi, and ground-based data for 105 blazars belonging to three samples with flux limits in the soft X-ray, hard X-ray, and gamma-ray bands. Our unique data set has allowed us to demonstrate that the selection method strongly influences the results, producing biases that cannot be ignored. Almost all the BL Lac objects have been detected by Fermi-LAT, whereas ~40% of the flat-spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs) in the radio, soft X-ray, and hard X-ray selected samples are still below the gamma-ray detection limit even after integrating 27 months of Fermi-LAT data. The radio to sub-mm spectral slope of blazars is quite flat up to ~70GHz, above which it steepens to ~-0.65. BL Lacs have significantly flatter spectra than FSRQs at higher frequencies. The distribution of the rest-frame synchrotron peak frequency (\

Giommi, P; Lahteenmaki, A; Thompson, D J; Capalbi, M; Cutini, S; Gasparrini, D; Gonzalez-Nuevo, J; Leon-Tavares, J; Lopez-Caniego, M; Mazziotta, M N; Monte, C; Perri, M; Raino, S; Tosti, G; Tramacere, A; Verrecchia, F; Aller, H D; Aller, M F; Angelakis, E; Bastieri, D; Berdyugin, A; Bonaldi, A; Bonavera, L; Burigana, C; Burrows, D N; Buson, S; Cavazzuti, E; Chincarini, G; Colafrancesco, S; Costamante, L; Cuttaia, F; D'Ammando, F; de Zotti, G; Frailis, M; Fuhrmann, L; Galeotta, S; Gargano, F; Gehrels, N; Giglietto, N; Giordano, F; Giroletti, M; Keihanen, E; King, O; Krichbaum, T P; Lasenby, A; Lavonen, N; Lawrence, C R; Leto, C; Lindfors, E; Mandolesi, N; Massardi, M; Max-Moerbeck, W; Michelson, P F; Mingaliev, M; Natoli, P; Nestoras, I; Nieppola, E; Nilsson, K; Partridge, B; Pavlidou, V; Pearson, T J; Procopio, P; Rachen, J P; Readhead, A; Reeves, R; Reimer, A; Reinthal, R; Ricciardi, S; Richards, J; Riquelme, D; Saarinen, J; Sajina, A; Sandri, M; Savolainen, P; Sievers, A; Sillanpaa, A; Sotnikova, Y; Stevenson, M; Tagliaferri, G; Takalo, L; Tammi, J; Tavagnacco, D; Terenzi, L; Toffolatti, L; Tornikoski, M; Trigilio, C; Turunen, M; Umana, G; Ungerechts, H; Villa, F; Wu, J; Zacchei, A; Zensus, J A; Zhou, X

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Ultrafast conversions between hydrogen bonded structures in liquid water observed by femtosecond x-ray spectroscopy  

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We present the first femtosecond soft x-ray spectroscopy in liquids, enabling the observation of changes in hydrogen bond structures in water via core-hole excitation. The oxygen K-edge of vibrationally excited water is probed with femtosecond soft x-ray pulses, exploiting the relation between different water structures and distinct x-ray spectral features. After excitation of the intramolecular OH stretching vibration, characteristic x-ray absorption changes monitor the conversion of strongly hydrogen-bonded water structures to more disordered structures with weaker hydrogen-bonding described by a single subpicosecond time constant. The latter describes the thermalization time of vibrational excitations and defines the characteristic maximum rate with which nonequilibrium populations of more strongly hydrogen-bonded water structures convert to less-bonded ones. On short time scales, the relaxation of vibrational excitations leads to a transient high-pressure state and a transient absorption spectrum different from that of statically heated water.

Wen, Haidan; Huse, Nils; Schoenlein, Robert W.; Lindenberg, Aaron M.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

The X-ray microscopy beamline UE46-PGM2 at BESSY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Max Planck Institute for Metal Physics in Stuttgart and the Helmholtz Center Berlin operate a soft X-ray microscopy beamline at the storage ring BESSY II. A collimated PGM serves as monochromator for a scanning X-ray microscope and a full field X-ray microscope at the helical undulator UE46. The selection between both instruments is accomplished via two switchable focusing mirrors. The scanning microscope (SM) is based on the ALS STXM microscope and fabricated by the ACCEL company. The full field microscope (FFM) is currently in operation at the U41-SGM beamline and will be relocated to its final location this year.

Follath, R.; Schmidt, J. S. [Helmholtz-Center Berlin, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Weigand, M. [Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Heisenbergstrasse 3, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Fauth, K. [University Erlangen, Experimental Physics 4, Am Hubland, 97074 Wuerzburg (Germany)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

397

Size dependence of solar X-ray flare properties  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Non-thermal and thermal parameters of 85 solar flares of GOES class B1 to M6 (background subtracted classes A1 to M6) have been compared to each other. The hard X-ray flux has been measured by RHESSI and a spectral fitting provided flux and spectral index of the non-thermal emission, as well as temperature and emission measure of the thermal emission. The soft X-ray flux was taken from GOES measurements. We find a linear correlation in a double logarithmic plot between the non-thermal flux and the spectral index. The higher the acceleration rate of a flare, the harder the non-thermal electron distribution. The relation is similar to the one found by a comparison of the same parameters from several sub-peaks of a single flare. Thus small flares behave like small subpeaks of large flares. Thermal flare properties such as temperature, emission measure and the soft X-ray flux also correlate with peak non-thermal flux. A large non-thermal peak flux entails an enhancement in both thermal parameters. The relation between spectral index and the non-thermal flux is an intrinsic feature of the particle acceleration process, depending on flare size. This property affects the reported frequency distribution of flare energies.

Marina Battaglia; Paolo C. Grigis; Arnold O. Benz

2005-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

398

Hard x-ray imaging from explorer  

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Coded aperture X-ray detectors were applied to obtain large increases in sensitivity as well as angular resolution. A hard X-ray coded aperture detector concept is described which enables very high sensitivity studies persistent hard X-ray sources and gamma ray bursts. Coded aperture imaging is employed so that approx. 2 min source locations can be derived within a 3 deg field of view. Gamma bursts were located initially to within approx. 2 deg and X-ray/hard X-ray spectra and timing, as well as precise locations, derived for possible burst afterglow emission. It is suggested that hard X-ray imaging should be conducted from an Explorer mission where long exposure times are possible.

Grindlay, J.E.; Murray, S.S.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Development of x-ray photoelectron microscope with an x-ray laser source  

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We have constructed an x-ray photoelectron microscopic system with an x-ray laser as an x-ray source. The lasing line is the Li-like Al 3d-4f transition at 15.47 nm where the recombining Al plasma is used as the x-ray laser medium. The beam from the x-ray laser cavity was then focused by using a Schwarzschild mirror coated with Mo/Si multilayers. The x-ray beam size with a diameter less than 0.5 ?m and the estimated photon number of about 2×10 6 ? photons/shot into the spot were achieved.

Tadayuki Ohchi; Naohiro Yamaguchi; Chiemi Fujikawa; Tamio Hara; Katsumi Watanabe; Ibuki Tanaka; Masami Taguchi

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed x-ray beam chopper  

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A fast, economical, and compact x-ray beam chopper with a small mass and a small moment of inertia whose rotation can be synchronized and phase locked to an electronic signal from an x-ray source and be monitored by a light beam is disclosed. X-ray bursts shorter than 2.5 microseconds have been produced with a jitter time of less than 3 ns.

McPherson, Armon (Oswego, IL); Mills, Dennis M. (Naperville, IL)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

X-ray laser frequency near-doubling and generation of tunable coherent x rays in plasma  

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X-ray laser frequency near-doubling and generation of tunable coherent x rays in plasma P. L plasmas in which efficient x-ray laser frequency near-doubling is expected for a number of available x-ray of coherent x rays and tunable optical radiation may result in tunable coherent x-ray radiation powerful

Kaplan, Alexander

402

Models for X-Ray Emission from Isolated Pulsars  

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A model is proposed for the observed combination of power-law and thermal emission of keV X-rays from rotationally powered pulsars. For gamma-ray pulsars with accelerators very many stellar radii above the neutron star surface, 100 MeV curvature gamma-rays from $e^{-}$ or $e^{+}$ flowing starward out of such accelerators are converted to electron-positron pairs on closed field lines all around the star. These pairs strongly affect X-ray emission from near the star in two ways. (1) The pairs are a source of synchrotron emission immediately following their creation in regions where $B \\sim 10^{10}$ G. This emission, in the photon energy range 0.1 keV $\\lesssim E_{X} \\lesssim$ 5 MeV, has a power-law spectrum with energy index 0.5 and X-ray luminosity that depends on the backflow current, and is typically $\\sim 10^{33}$ \\lum. (2) The pairs ultimately form a cyclotron resonance ``blanket'' surrounding the star except for two holes along the open field line bundles which pass through it. In such a blanket the gravitational pull on electron-positron pairs toward the star is balanced by the hugely amplified push of outflowing surface emitted X-rays wherever cyclotron resonance occurs. Because of it the neutron star is surrounded by a leaky ``hohlraum'' of hot blackbody radiation with two small holes, which prevents direct X-ray observation of a heated polar cap of a gamma-ray pulsar. Weakly spin-modulated radiation from the blanket together with more strongly spin-modulated radiation from the holes through it would then dominate observed low energy (0.1--10 keV) emission. For non-gamma-ray pulsars, in which no such accelerators with their accompanying extreme relativistic backflow toward the star are ...

F. Y. -H. Wang; M. Ruderman; J. P. Halpern; T. Zhu

1997-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of high-throughput critical-angle X-ray transmission gratings for wavelength-dispersive spectroscopy  

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The development of the critical-angle transmission (CAT) grating seeks both an order of magnitude improvement in the effective area, and a factor of three increase in the resolving power of future space-based, soft x-ray ...

Bruccoleri, Alexander Robert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Colloid Coalescence with Focused X Rays  

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We show direct evidence that focused x rays enable us to merge polymer colloidal particles at room temperature. This phenomenon is ascribed to the photochemical scission of colloids with x rays, reducing the molecular weight, glass transition temperature, surface tension, and viscosity of colloids. The observation of the neck bridge growth with time shows that the x-ray-induced colloid coalescence is analogous to viscoelastic coalescence. This finding suggests a feasible protocol of photonic nanofabrication by sintering or welding of polymers, without thermal damage, using x-ray photonics.

Weon, B. M.; Kim, J. T.; Je, J. H. [X-ray Imaging Center, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Yi, J. M. [Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Yongin, Gyeonggi, 446-712 (Korea, Republic of); Wang, S.; Lee, W.-K. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

X-RAY MICROBEAM SPEECH PRODUCTION DATABASE  

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X-RAY MICROBEAM SPEECH PRODUCTION DATABASE USER'S HANDBOOK Version 1.0 (June 1994) prepared by John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chapter Two: XRMB History

406

Automation in X-Ray Crystallography  

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Automation in X-Ray Crystallography ... But in the past few years, automation procedures have been applied to intrinsically superior experimental methods. ...

S.C. ABRAHAMS

1963-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

407

Compound refractive X-ray lens  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for focusing X-rays. In one embodiment, his invention is a commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens. The commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens includes a volume of low-Z material. The volume of low-Z material has a first surface which is adapted to receive X-rays of commercially-applicable power emitted from a commercial-grade X-ray source. The volume of low-Z material also has a second surface from which emerge the X-rays of commercially-applicable power which were received at the first surface. Additionally, the commercial-grade compound refractive X-ray lens includes a plurality of openings which are disposed between the first surface and the second surface. The plurality of openings are oriented such that the X-rays of commercially-applicable power which are received at the first surface, pass through the volume of low-Z material and through the plurality openings. In so doing, the X-rays which emerge from the second surface are refracted to a focal point.

Nygren, David R. (Berkeley, CA); Cahn, Robert (Walnut Creek, CA); Cederstrom, Bjorn (Traellborg, SE); Danielsson, Mats (Stocksund, SE); Vestlund, Jonas (Stockholm, SE)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Science Division (XSD)  

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X-Ray Science Division (XSD) Search Button About Welcome Overview Visiting the APS Mission & Goals Find People Organization Charts Committees Job Openings User Information...

409

A compact x-ray free electron laser  

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We present a design concept and simulation of the performance of a compact x-ray, free electron laser driven by ultra-high gradient rf-linacs. The accelerator design is based on recent advances in high gradient technology by a LLNL/SLAC/LBL collaboration and on the development of bright, high current electron sources by BNL and LANL. The GeV electron beams generated with such accelerators can be converted to soft x-rays in the range from 2--10 nm by passage through short period, high field strength wigglers as are being designed at Rocketdyne Linear light sources of this type can produce trains of picosecond (or shorter) pulses of extremely high spectral brilliance suitablee for flash holography of biological specimens in vivo and for studies of fast chemical reactions. 12 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

Barletta, W.A. (California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (USA). Center for Advanced Accelerators Physics Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)); Atac, M.; Cline, D.B.; Kolonko, J. (California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (USA). Center for Advanced Accelerators Physics); Bhowmik, A.; Bobbs, B.; Cover, R.A.; Dixon, F.P.; Rakowsky, G. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (USA). Rocketdyne Div.); Gallardo

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Water Window Ptychographic Imaging with Characterized Coherent X-rays  

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We report on a ptychographical coherent diffractive imaging experiment in the water window with focused soft X-rays at $500~\\mathrm{eV}$. An X-ray beam with high degree of coherence was selected for ptychography at the P04 beamline of the PETRA III synchrotron radiation source. We measured the beam coherence with the newly developed non-redundant array method. A pinhole $2.6~\\mathrm{\\mu m}$ in size selected the coherent part of the beam and was used for ptychographic measurements of a lithographically manufactured test sample and fossil diatom. The achieved resolution was $53~\\mathrm{nm}$ for the test sample and only limited by the size of the detector. The diatom was imaged at a resolution better than $90~\\mathrm{nm}$.

Rose, Max; Dzhigaev, Dmitry; Gorobtsov, Oleg; Senkbeil, Tobias; von Gundlach, Andreas; Gorniak, Thomas; Shabalin, Anatoly; Viefhaus, Jens; Rosenhahn, Axel; Vartanyants, Ivan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Background-reducing X-ray multilayer mirror  

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Background-reducing x-ray multilayer mirror. A multiple-layer "wavetrap" deposited over the surface of a layered, synthetic-microstructure soft x-ray mirror optimized for reflectivity at chosen wavelengths is disclosed for reducing the reflectivity of undesired, longer wavelength incident radiation incident thereon. In three separate mirror designs employing an alternating molybdenum and silicon layered, mirrored structure overlaid by two layers of a molybdenum/silicon pair anti-reflection coating, reflectivities of near normal incidence 133, 171, and 186 .ANG. wavelengths have been optimized, while that at 304 .ANG. has been minimized. The optimization process involves the choice of materials, the composition of the layer/pairs as well as the number thereof, and the distance therebetween for the mirror, and the simultaneous choice of materials, the composition of the layer/pairs, and their number and distance for the "wavetrap."

Bloch, Jeffrey J. (Los Alamos, NM); Roussel-Dupre', Diane (Los Alamos, NM); Smith, Barham W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

A compact x-ray free electron laser  

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We present a design concept and simulation of the performance of a compact x-ray, free electron laser driven by ultra-high gradient rf-linacs. The accelerator design is based on recent advances in high gradient technology by a LLNL/SLAC/LBL collaboration and on the development of bright, high current electron sources by BNL and LANL. The GeV electron beams generated with such accelerators can be concerted to soft x-rays in the range from 2--10 nm by passage through short period, high fields strength wigglers as are being designed at Rocketdyne. Linear light sources of this type can produce trains of picosecond (or shorter) pulses of extremely high spectral brilliance suitable for flash holography of biological specimens in vivo and for studies of fast chemical reactions. 12 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

Barletta, W.; Attac, M.; Cline, D.B.; Kolonko, J.; Wang, X.; Bhowmik, A.; Bobbs, B.; Cover, R.A.; Dixon, F.P.; Rakowsky, G.; Gallardo, J.; Pellegrini, C.; Westenskow, G.

1988-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

413

X-ray spectroscopy of neutron star low-mass X-ray binaries  

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In this thesis, I present work spanning a variety of topics relating to neutron star lowmass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) and utilize spectral information from X-ray observations to further our understanding of these sources. ...

Krauss, Miriam Ilana

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Ultraluminous X-ray Sources: The most extreme X-ray binaries  

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1 Ultraluminous X-ray Sources: The most extreme X-ray binaries Luca Zampieri INAF ULXs ­ Lubiana ­ May 11, 2012- LZ #12;6 · X-ray observations of nearby galaxies show a population of pointlike, off-nuclear sources with L >> Ledd for 1 Msun (L>1.0e39 erg/s) UltraLuminous X-ray Sources (e

Â?umer, Slobodan

415

X-ray Diffraction (XRD) 1.0 What is X-ray Diffraction  

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X-ray Diffraction (XRD) · 1.0 What is X-ray Diffraction · 2.0 Basics of Crystallography · 3.0 Production of X-rays · 4.0 Applications of XRD · 5.0 Instrumental Sources of Error · 6.0 Conclusions #12 why the cleavage faces of crystals appear to reflect X-ray beams at certain angles of incidence (theta

Moeck, Peter

416

Chandra X-ray Observations of NGC 4258: Iron Absorption Lines from the Nucleus  

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We report sub-arcsecond resolution X-ray imaging spectroscopy of the low luminosity active galactic nucleus of NGC 4258 and its immediate surroundings with the Chandra X-ray Observatory. NGC 4258 was observed four times, with the first two observations separated by one month, followed over a year later by two consecutive observations. The spectrum of the nucleus is well described by a heavily absorbed, hard X-ray power law of variable luminosity, plus a constant, thermal soft X-ray component. We do not detect an iron K alpha emission line with the upper limit to the equivalent width of a narrow, neutral iron line ranging between 94 and 887 eV (90% confidence) for the different observations. During the second observation on 2000-04-17, two narrow absorption features are seen with >99.5% confidence at ~6.4 keV and ~6.9 keV, which we identify as resonant absorption lines of Fe XVIII - Fe XIX K alpha and Fe XXVI K alpha, respectively. In addition, the 6.9 keV absorption line is probably variable on a timescale of ~6000 sec. The absorption lines are analyzed through a curve of growth analysis, which allows the relationship between ionic column and kinematic temperature or velocity dispersion to be obtained for the observed equivalent widths. We discuss the properties of the absorbing gas for both photo and collisionally ionized models. Given that the maser disk is viewed at an inclination i = 82 degrees, the gas responsible for the 6.9 keV absorption line may be in an inner disk, a disk-wind boundary layer or be thermal gas entrained at the base of the jet. The gas which gives rise to the photoelectric absorption may be the same as that which causes the 6.4 keV Fe K alpha absorption provided that the gas has a bulk velocity dispersion of a few thousand km/s. (Abstract abridged).

A. J. Young; A. S. Wilson

2003-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

417

Aneta Siemiginowska Chandra X-ray Center  

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-ray and gamma-ray · High Energy Sky · Chandra X-ray Observatory · examples of typical X-ray data, · an example of a data analysis process · statistical challenges · what do we learn from the data? #12;What is Astronomy and phenomena do we study and how? Solar System: Sun and sollar wind, planets, moons, asteroids, comets Our

Wolfe, Patrick J.

418

Watershed in X-ray Astronomy  

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... extent the article on page 96 of this issue of Nature from the X-ray astronomy group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a record of disappointments. That is ... near the galactic centre. Now that the first satellite to be devoted to X-ray astronomy has been launched, and is apparently working successfully, the MIT article and another from ...

1971-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

419

X-Ray Identification of Element 104  

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The daughter x-ray identification technique has been applied to the identification of element 104. The characteristic K-series x rays from the ?-decay daughter isotope, nobelium (Z=102), have been observed in coincidence with ? particles from the decay of 4.5-sec 104257, thus providing an unequivocal determination of the parent atomic number, Z=104.

C. E. Bemis; Jr.; R. J. Silva; D. C. Hensley; O. L. Keller; Jr.; J. R. Tarrant; L. D. Hunt; P. F. Dittner; R. L. Hahn; C. D. Goodman

1973-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

420

Quantitative Measurements of X-ray Intensity  

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This chapter describes the characterization of several X-ray sources and their use in calibrating different types of X-ray cameras at National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec). The cameras are employed in experimental plasma studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), including the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The sources provide X-rays in the energy range from several hundred eV to 110 keV. The key to this effort is measuring the X-ray beam intensity accurately and traceable to international standards. This is accomplished using photodiodes of several types that are calibrated using radioactive sources and a synchrotron source using methods and materials that are traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The accreditation procedures are described. The chapter begins with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of X-ray physics. The types of X-ray sources that are used for device calibration are described. The next section describes the photodiode types that are used for measuring X-ray intensity: power measuring photodiodes, energy dispersive photodiodes, and cameras comprising photodiodes as pixel elements. Following their description, the methods used to calibrate the primary detectors, the power measuring photodiodes and the energy dispersive photodiodes, as well as the method used to get traceability to international standards are described. The X-ray source beams can then be measured using the primary detectors. The final section then describes the use of the calibrated X-ray beams to calibrate X-ray cameras. Many of the references are web sites that provide databases, explanations of the data and how it was generated, and data calculations for specific cases. Several general reference books related to the major topics are included. Papers expanding some subjects are cited.

Haugh, M. J., Schneider, M.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GIANT H II REGIONS IN M101. I. X-RAY ANALYSIS OF HOT GAS  

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We performed a Chandra X-ray study of three giant H II regions (GHRs), NGC 5461, NGC 5462, and NGC 5471, in the spiral galaxy M101. The X-ray spectra of the three GHRs all contain a prominent thermal component with a temperature of {approx}0.2 keV. In NGC 5461, the spatial distribution of the soft (<1.5 keV) X-ray emission is generally in agreement with the extent of H1105, the most luminous H II region therein, but extends beyond its southern boundary, which could be attributed to outflows from the star cloud between H1105 and H1098. In NGC 5462, the X-ray emission is displaced from the H II regions and a ridge of blue stars; the H{alpha} filaments extending from the ridge of star cloud to the diffuse X-rays suggest that hot gas outflows have occurred. The X-rays from NGC 5471 are concentrated at the B-knot, a 'hypernova remnant' candidate. Assuming a Sedov-Taylor evolution, the derived explosion energy, on the order of 10{sup 52} erg, is consistent with a hypernova origin. In addition, a bright source in the field of NGC 5462 has been identified as a background active galactic nucleus, instead of a black hole X-ray binary in M101.

Sun Wei; Chen Yang; Feng Li [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Chu, You-Hua [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Chen, C.-H. Rosie [Max Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, D-53121 Bonn (Germany); Wang, Q. Daniel [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Li Jiangtao [Key Laboratory of Modern Astronomy and Astrophysics, Nanjing University, Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

422

The born-again planetary nebula A78: an X-ray twin of A30  

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We present the XMM-Newton discovery of X-ray emission from the planetary nebula (PN) A78, the second born-again PN detected in X-rays apart from A30. These two PNe share similar spectral and morphological characteristics: They harbor diffuse soft X-ray emission associated with the interaction between the H-poor ejecta and the current fast stellar wind, and a point-like source at the position of the central star (CSPN). We present the spectral analysis of the CSPN, using for the first time a NLTE code for expanding atmospheres which takes line blanketing into account for the UV and optical spectra. The wind abundances are used for the X-ray spectral analysis of the CSPN and the diffuse emission. The X-ray emission from the CSPN in A78 can be modeled by a single C VI emission line, while the X-ray emission from its diffuse component is better described by an optically thin plasma emission model with temperature $kT$=0.088 keV ($T\\approx$1.0$\\times$10${^6}$ K). We estimate X-ray luminosities in the 0.2--2.0 keV ...

Toalá, J A; Todt, H; Hamann, W -R; Chu, Y -H; Gruendl, R A; Schönberner, D; Oskinova, L M; Marquez-Lugo, R A; Fang, X; Ramos-Larios, G

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

X-ray Practicals Series 1 Advanced Data Reduction  

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X-ray Practicals Series 1 Advanced Data Reduction Instructor J. Reibenspies, Ph. D. Nattamai Bhuvanesh, Ph.D. Version 1.0.0 #12;X-ray Practicals Series 2 #12;X-ray Practicals Series 3 #12;X-ray is good. The y direction is shifting the most, but the shift is ok #12;X-ray Practicals Series 5 Other

Meagher, Mary

424

The X-ray eclipse geometry of CAL 87  

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We explore XMM-{\\it Newton} observations of the eclipsing super-soft X-ray source CAL~87 in order to map the accretion structures of the system. { Indirect imaging techniques were applied in X-ray light curves to provide eclipse maps}. The surface brightness distribution exhibits an extended and symmetric emission, { and from the hardest X-rays is revealed a feature that is likely due to a bright spot}. A rate of $\\dot{P} = (+6\\pm2) \\times 10^{-10}$ for changes in the orbital period of the system was derived from the eclipses. There is no significant variation of the emission lines even during eclipses, arguing that the lines are formed in an extended region. The continuum emission dominates the decrease in flux which is observed during eclipses. The O\\,{\\small VIII} Ly$\\alpha$ line reveals a broadening velocity { which is} estimated in 365$^{+65}_{-69}$ km\\,s$^{-1}$ (at 1$\\sigma$) and marginal evidence for asymmetry in its profile, and sometimes shows evidence of double-peaked emission. Together, the results...

Ribeiro, T; Borges,; W, B

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

X-ray Dip Monitoring of XB 1916-053  

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We report on the long term monitoring of X-ray dips from the ultracompact low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB) XB 1916-053. Roughly one-month interval observations were carried out with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) during 1996, during which the source varied between dim, hard states and more luminous, soft states. The dip spectra and dip lightcurves were compared against both the broadband luminosity and the derived mass accretion rate Mdot. The dips spectra could be fitted by an absorbed blackbody plus cut-off power law non-dip spectral model, with additional absorption ranging from 0 to >100 x 10^22 cm^-2. The amount of additional blackbody absorption was found to vary with the source luminosity. Our results are consistent with an obscuration of the inner disk region by a partially ionized outer disk. The size of the corona, derived from the dip ingress times, was found to be ~10^9 cm. The corona size did not correlate with the coronal temperature, but seemed to increase when \\Mdot also increased. We discuss our findings in the context of an evaporated accretion disk corona model and an ADAF-type model.

T. Narita; J. E. Grindlay; P. F. Bloser; Y. Chou

2003-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

426

Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection  

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Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:00 The advent of x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) light sources has led to an outburst of research activities in the field of lensless imaging. XFELs combine the advantages of sychrotron light sources (high brightness and x-ray wavelengths relevant to atomic and molecular phenomena) with the advantages of visible-light lasers (highly coherent beams). All of these characteristics are important for coherent x-ray diffraction imaging-lensless imaging techniques that are proving to be integral to single-shot, high-resolution imaging of both complex materials and biological samples. Existing techniques are typically designed for transmission geometry, however, and use isolated objects, requiring special sample fabrication and restricting the type of samples under investigation. Recently, researchers from the ALS and the University of Oregon have shown at ALS Beamline 12.0.2 that it is possible to form x-ray holograms in reflection geometry by using the light scattered from a sample, opening the door to lensless imaging of a wealth of new material samples.

427

X-RAY EMISSION FROM PLANETS AND COMETS: RELATIONSHIP WITH SOLAR X-RAYS AND SOLAR WIND  

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with the occurrence of solar X-ray flare, when light travel time delay is accounted, suggesting that X-rays fromX-RAY EMISSION FROM PLANETS AND COMETS: RELATIONSHIP WITH SOLAR X-RAYS AND SOLAR WIND ANIL BHARDWAJ Flight center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA Scattering of solar X-ray radiation mainly produces the non

Ã?stgaard, Nikolai

428

X-Ray Diffraction The X-Ray Diffraction facility is equipped with state-of-the-art  

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X-Ray Diffraction The X-Ray Diffraction facility is equipped with state-of-the-art diffractometers offering both single crystal and powder X-Ray diffraction. Powder X-Ray Diffraction High resolution data For more details on powder X-Ray analysis contact Dr J Hriljac on 0121 414 4458 or email: j

Birmingham, University of

429

Novel X-Ray Imaging Opportunities for the RPI Linear Accelerator's Tunable, Quasi-monochromatic X-ray Source  

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Novel X-Ray Imaging Opportunities for the RPI Linear Accelerator's Tunable, Quasi-monochromatic X-ray of an intense, tunable, polarized, and quasi-monochromatic X-ray source has been ongoing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute since 2001 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. This X-ray source, known as Parametric X-rays (PXR

Danon, Yaron

430

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Biologically Relevant Systems  

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308, Messer, B. M. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of AqueousSarcosine via X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy 5.1 Introductionwith Carboxylate by X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Liquid

Uejio, Janel Sunayo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Compact X-Ray Light Source Workshop | EMSL  

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Compact X-Ray Light Source Workshop Compact X-Ray Light Source Workshop Teller R, Terminello L, Thevuthasan T, Moncton D. 2012. "Compact X-Ray Light Source Workshop Report."...

432

Time resolved studies on X-rays and charged particles emission from a low energy plasma focus device  

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The time resolved studies on soft X-ray, hard X-ray, electron beam and ion beam emissions from a low energy plasma focus device are carried out simultaneously by employing a photodiode X-ray spectrometer, a scintillator photomultiplier tube, a combination of Faraday cup and Rogowski coil assembly and a biased Faraday cup, respectively. The soft X-ray is seen to be emitted in short multiple pulses corresponding to different pinch stages where as it is a single for hard X-ray, which corresponds to only maximum pinch stage. Similarly, multiple pulses of electron beam is found, which also corresponds to different pinch stages and these pulses are analogous with the soft X-ray pulses. The effective hard X-ray photon energy is estimated by foil absorption technique and found to be around 110 keV, which is consistent with the observed electron beam energy distribution. The simultaneous investigation of the electron and ion beam shows that both are accelerated by the same local field generated during the pinching process. The detailed results of time resolved studies on various radiations are incorporated in this Letter.

N.K. Neog; S.R. Mohanty; T.K. Borthakur

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

APS Bending Magnet X-rays and  

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Irradiation of Nd-Fe-B Permanent Magnets with Irradiation of Nd-Fe-B Permanent Magnets with APS Bending Magnet X-rays and 60 Co γ-rays J. Alderman and P.K. Job APS Operations Division Advanced Photon Source J. Puhl Ionizing Radiation Division National Institute of Standards and Technology June 2000 Table of Contents Introduction Radiation-Induced Demagnetization of Permanent Magnets Resources Required γ-ray Irradiation Results and Analysis of γ-ray Irradiation X-ray Irradiation Results and Analysis of X-ray Irradiation Summary and Conclusions Acknowledgements References Tables and Figures Introduction The Advanced Photon Source (APS), as well as other third-generation synchrotron light sources, uses permanent magnets in the insertion devices to produce x-rays for scientific

434

X-ray source for mammography  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An x-ray source utilizing anode material which shifts the output spectrum to higher energy and thereby obtains higher penetrating ability for screening mammography application, than the currently utilized anode material. The currently used anode material (molybdenum) produces an energy x-ray spectrum of 17.5/19.6 keV, which using the anode material of this invention (e.g. silver, rhodium, and tungsten) the x-ray spectrum would be in the 20-35 keV region. Thus, the anode material of this invention provides for imaging of breasts with higher than average x-ray opacity without increase of the radiation dose, and thus reduces the risk of induced breast cancer due to the radiation dose administered for mammograms.

Logan, Clinton M. (Pleasanton, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Ultrafast X-Ray Sources and Science  

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X-ray science is entering the ultrafast and ultraintense era - spurred by developments in coherent, short-wavelength sources that range from tabletop to accelerator-based. These...

Young, Linda

436

X-ray induced optical reflectivity  

DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

The change in optical reflectivity induced by intense x-ray pulses can now be used to study ultrafast many body responses in solids in the femtosecond time domain. X-ray absorption creates photoelectrons and core level holes subsequently filled by Auger or fluorescence processes, and these excitations ultimately add conduction and valence band carriers that perturb optical reflectivity.Optical absorption associated with band filling and band gap narrowing is shown to explain the basic features found in recent measurements on an insulator (silicon nitride, Si3N4), a semiconductor(gallium arsenide,GaAs), and a metal (gold,Au), obtained with ?100 fs x-ray pulses at 500-2000 eV and probed with 800 nm laser pulses. In particular GaAs exhibits an abrupt drop in reflectivity, persisting only for a time comparable to the x-ray excitation pulse duration, consistent with prompt band gap narrowing.

Durbin, Stephen M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

SMB, X-ray Emission Spectroscopy  

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Emission Spectroscopy Beam Line 6-2b X-ray Emission Spectroscopy Beam Line 6-2b is an advanced spectroscopy experimental station on the multidisciplinary general user wiggler Beam...

438

X-raying galaxies: A Chandra legacy  

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...Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 This presentation...stellar x-ray sources in the solar neighborhood (8). The...elements—Meteoritic and solar . Geochim Cosmochim Acta 53...Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA...

Q. Daniel Wang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A detector for time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering includes a nearly constant diameter, evacuated linear tube having an end plate detector with a first fluorescent screen and concentric rings of first fiber optic bundles for low angle scattering detection and an annular detector having a second fluorescent screen and second fiber optic bundles concentrically disposed about the tube for higher angle scattering detection. With the scattering source, i.e., the specimen under investigation, located outside of the evacuated tube on the tube's longitudinal axis, scattered x-rays are detected by the fiber optic bundles, to each of which is coupled a respective photodetector, to provide a measurement resolution, i.e., dq/q, where q is the momentum transferred from an incident x-ray to an x-ray scattering specimen, of 2% over two (2) orders of magnitude in reciprocal space, i.e., qmax/qmin approx=lO0.

Hessler, Jan P.

2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

440

X-Ray Nanoimaging: Instruments and Methods  

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X-Ray Nanoimaging: Instruments and Methods To be held as part of SPIE. http:spie.orgOP318 August 28-29, 2013; San Diego, California, USA...

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Femtosecond X-ray protein nanocrystallography  

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Femtosecond X-ray protein nanocrystallography Authors: Chapman, H.N., Fromme, P., Barty, A., White, T.A., Kirian, R.A., Aquila, A., Hunter, M.S., Schulz, J., DePonte, D.P.,...

442

X-ray source for mammography  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An x-ray source is described utilizing anode material which shifts the output spectrum to higher energy and thereby obtains higher penetrating ability for screening mammography application, than the currently utilized anode material. The currently used anode material (molybdenum) produces an energy x-ray spectrum of 17.5/19.6 keV, which using the anode material of this invention (e.g. silver, rhodium, and tungsten) the x-ray spectrum would be in the 20-35 keV region. Thus, the anode material of this invention provides for imaging of breasts with higher than average x-ray opacity without increase of the radiation dose, and thus reduces the risk of induced breast cancer due to the radiation dose administered for mammograms. 6 figures.

Logan, C.M.

1994-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

443

Using X-Ray Computed Tomography in Pore Structure Characterization...  

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Using X-Ray Computed Tomography in Pore Structure Characterization for a Berea Sandstone: Resolution Effect. Using X-Ray Computed Tomography in Pore Structure Characterization for...

444

Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection  

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X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print The advent of x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) light sources has led to an outburst of research activities in the field of lensless imaging. XFELs combine the advantages of sychrotron light sources (high brightness and x-ray wavelengths relevant to atomic and molecular phenomena) with the advantages of visible-light lasers (highly coherent beams). All of these characteristics are important for coherent x-ray diffraction imaging-lensless imaging techniques that are proving to be integral to single-shot, high-resolution imaging of both complex materials and biological samples. Existing techniques are typically designed for transmission geometry, however, and use isolated objects, requiring special sample fabrication and restricting the type of samples under investigation. Recently, researchers from the ALS and the University of Oregon have shown at ALS Beamline 12.0.2 that it is possible to form x-ray holograms in reflection geometry by using the light scattered from a sample, opening the door to lensless imaging of a wealth of new material samples.

445

Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection  

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X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print The advent of x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) light sources has led to an outburst of research activities in the field of lensless imaging. XFELs combine the advantages of sychrotron light sources (high brightness and x-ray wavelengths relevant to atomic and molecular phenomena) with the advantages of visible-light lasers (highly coherent beams). All of these characteristics are important for coherent x-ray diffraction imaging-lensless imaging techniques that are proving to be integral to single-shot, high-resolution imaging of both complex materials and biological samples. Existing techniques are typically designed for transmission geometry, however, and use isolated objects, requiring special sample fabrication and restricting the type of samples under investigation. Recently, researchers from the ALS and the University of Oregon have shown at ALS Beamline 12.0.2 that it is possible to form x-ray holograms in reflection geometry by using the light scattered from a sample, opening the door to lensless imaging of a wealth of new material samples.

446

Argonne CNM: X-Ray Microscopy Capabilities  

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X-Ray Microscopy Facilities X-Ray Microscopy Facilities The Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe (HXN) facility provides scanning fluorescence, scanning diffraction, and full-field transmission and tomographic imaging capabilities with a spatial resolution of 30 nm over a spectral range of 6-12 keV. Modes of Operation Full-Field Transmission Imaging and Nanotomography X-ray transmission imaging uses both the absorption and phase shift of the X-ray beam by the sample as contrast mechanisms. Absorption contrast is used to map the sample density. Elemental constituents can be located by using differential edge contrast in this mode. Phase contrast can be highly sensitive to edges and interfaces even when the X-ray absorption is weak. These contrast mechanisms are exploited to image samples rapidly in full-field transmission mode under various environmental conditions, or combined with nanotomography methods to study the three-dimensional structure of complex and amorphous nanomaterials with the HXN.

447

Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection  

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Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print The advent of x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) light sources has led to an outburst of research activities in the field of lensless imaging. XFELs combine the advantages of sychrotron light sources (high brightness and x-ray wavelengths relevant to atomic and molecular phenomena) with the advantages of visible-light lasers (highly coherent beams). All of these characteristics are important for coherent x-ray diffraction imaging-lensless imaging techniques that are proving to be integral to single-shot, high-resolution imaging of both complex materials and biological samples. Existing techniques are typically designed for transmission geometry, however, and use isolated objects, requiring special sample fabrication and restricting the type of samples under investigation. Recently, researchers from the ALS and the University of Oregon have shown at ALS Beamline 12.0.2 that it is possible to form x-ray holograms in reflection geometry by using the light scattered from a sample, opening the door to lensless imaging of a wealth of new material samples.

448

The Constellation X-ray mission  

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The Constellation-X mission is a large collecting area X-ray facility, emphasizing observations at high spectral resolution (E/?E?300–3000) while covering a broad energy band (0.25–40 keV). By increasing the telescope aperture and utilizing efficient spectrometers the mission will achieve a factor of 100 increased sensitivity over current high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy missions. The use of focussing optics across the 10–40 keV band will provide a similar factor of 100 increased sensitivity in this band. Key technologies under development for the mission include lightweight high throughput X-ray optics, multilayer coatings to enhance the hard X-ray performance of X-ray optics, micro-calorimeter spectrometer arrays with 2 eV resolution, low-power and low-weight CCD arrays, lightweight gratings and hard X-ray detectors. When observations commence towards the end of the next decade, Constellation-X will address many pressing questions concerning the extremes of gravity and the evolution of the Universe.

N.E White; H Tananbaum

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

X-Ray Observations of Radio Galaxies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We review some of the ways that X-ray observations provide unique information on radio galaxies. Thermal bremsstrahlung X-ray emission provides detailed data on ambient densities and temperatures. These parameters in turn can be used for pressure balance calculations and can demonstrate how the ambient gas affects radio source structure. Additionally, many signatures of the interaction of radio jets and lobes with the hot gas are found in high resolution X-ray maps. Non-thermal X-ray emission from knots and hotspots of radio jets can give us constraints on the relativistic electron population for energies greater that that normally sampled in the radio (in the case of synchrotron emission) or can give us an independent estimate of the average magnetic field strength (if inverse Compton emission is the origin of the X-rays). From recent ROSAT HRI observations of 3C 390.3 and 3C 120, we show evidence that X-ray emission from knots and hotspots appears to be associated with regions of large gradients in the radio surface brightness; i.e. at the location of powerful shocks.

D. E. Harris

1998-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

450

Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection  

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Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print Lensless X-Ray Imaging in Reflection Print The advent of x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) light sources has led to an outburst of research activities in the field of lensless imaging. XFELs combine the advantages of sychrotron light sources (high brightness and x-ray wavelengths relevant to atomic and molecular phenomena) with the advantages of visible-light lasers (highly coherent beams). All of these characteristics are important for coherent x-ray diffraction imaging-lensless imaging techniques that are proving to be integral to single-shot, high-resolution imaging of both complex materials and biological samples. Existing techniques are typically designed for transmission geometry, however, and use isolated objects, requiring special sample fabrication and restricting the type of samples under investigation. Recently, researchers from the ALS and the University of Oregon have shown at ALS Beamline 12.0.2 that it is possible to form x-ray holograms in reflection geometry by using the light scattered from a sample, opening the door to lensless imaging of a wealth of new material samples.

451

Development of x-ray laminography under an x-ray microscopic condition  

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An x-ray laminography system under an x-ray microscopic condition was developed to obtain a three-dimensional structure of laterally-extended planar objects which were difficult to observe by x-ray tomography. An x-ray laminography technique was introduced to an x-ray transmission microscope with zone plate optics. Three prototype sample holders were evaluated for x-ray imaging laminography. Layered copper grid sheets were imaged as a laminated sample. Diatomite powder on a silicon nitride membrane was measured to confirm the applicability of this method to non-planar micro-specimens placed on the membrane. The three-dimensional information of diatom shells on the membrane was obtained at a spatial resolution of sub-micron. Images of biological cells on the membrane were also obtained by using a Zernike phase contrast technique.

Hoshino, Masato; Uesugi, Kentaro; Takeuchi, Akihisa; Suzuki, Yoshio; Yagi, Naoto [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute JASRI/SPring-8, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray views of neutron star low-mass X-ray binaries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A neutron star low-mass X-ray binary is a binary stellar system with a neutron star and a low-mass companion star rotating around each other. In this system the neutron star accretes mass from the companion, and as this matter falls into the deep potential well of the neutron star, the gravitational potential energy is released primarily in the X-ray wavelengths. Such a source was first discovered in X-rays in 1962, and this discovery formally gave birth to the "X-ray astronomy". In the subsequent decades, our knowledge of these sources has increased enormously by the observations with several X-ray space missions. Here we give a brief overview of our current understanding of the X-ray observational aspects of these systems.

Sudip Bhattacharyya

2010-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Is linear response to x-rays suitable for digital dental x-ray imaging systems? —Theoretical and experimental considerations  

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The purpose of this study was to consider theoretically and experimentally the suitability of linear response to x-rays for digital dental x-ray imaging systems.

Keiichi Nishikawa PhD; Mamoru Wakoh DDS; PhD; Kinya Kuroyanagi DDS; PhD

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Giant H II Regions in M101. I. X-ray Analysis of Hot Gas  

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We performed a Chandra X-ray study of three giant H II regions (GHRs), NGC 5461, NGC 5462, and NGC 5471, in the spiral galaxy M101. The X-ray spectra of the three GHRs all contain a prominent thermal component with a temperature of ~0.2 keV. In NGC 5461, the spatial distribution of the soft (< 1.5 keV) X-ray emission is generally in agreement with the extent of H1105, the most luminous H II region therein, but extends beyond its southern boundary, which could be attributed to outflows from the star cloud between H1105 and H1098. In NGC 5462, the X-ray emission is displaced from the H II regions and a ridge of blue stars; the H-alpha filaments extending from the ridge of star cloud to the diffuse X-rays suggest that hot gas outflows have occurred. The X-rays from NGC 5471 are concentrated at the B-knot, a "hypernova remnant" candidate. Assuming a Sedov-Taylor evolution, the derived explosion energy, on the order of 10^52 ergs, is consistent with a hypernova origin. In addition, a bright source in the field ...

Sun, Wei; Feng, Li; Chu, You-Hua; Chen, C -H Rosie; Wang, Q Daniel; Li, Jiang-Tao

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-resolution large-acceptance analyzer for X-ray fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy  

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A newly designed multi-crystal X-ray spectrometer and its applications in the fields of X-ray fluorescence and X-ray Raman spectroscopy are described. The instrument is based on 8 spherically curved Si crystals, each with a 3.5 inch diameter form bent to a radius of 86 cm. The crystals are individually aligned in the Rowland geometry capturing a total solid angle of 0.07 sr. The array is arranged in a way that energy scans can be performed by moving the whole instrument, rather than scanning each crystal by itself. At angles close to back scattering the energy resolution is between 0.3 and 1 eV depending on the beam dimensions at the sample. The instrument is mainly designed for X-ray absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy of transition metals in dilute systems such as metalloproteins. First results of the Mn K{beta} (3p -> 1s) emission in photosystem II are shown. An independent application of the instrument is the technique of X-ray Raman spectroscopy which can address problems similar to those in traditional soft X-ray absorption spectroscopies, and initial results are presented.

Bergmann, Uwe; Cramer, Stephen P.

2001-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Pinhole Camera Measurements  

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The development of the rod pinch diode [1] has led to high-resolution radiography for dynamic events such as explosive tests. Rod pinch diodes use a small diameter anode rod, which extends through the aperture of a cathode plate. Electrons borne off the aperture surface can self-insulate and pinch onto the tip of the rod, creating an intense, small x-ray source (Primary Pinch). This source has been utilized as the main diagnostic on numerous experiments that include high-value, single-shot events. In such applications there is an emphasis on machine reliability, x-ray reproducibility, and x-ray quality [2]. In tests with the baseline rod pinch diode, we have observed that an additional pinch (Secondary Pinch) occurs at the interface near the anode rod and the rod holder. This suggests that stray electrons exist that are not associated with the Primary Pinch. In this paper we present measurements on both pinches using an x-ray pinhole camera. The camera is placed downstream of the Primary Pinch at an angle of 60° with respect to the diode centerline. This diagnostic will be employed to diagnose x-ray reproducibility and quality. In addition, we will investigate the performance of hybrid diodes relating to the formation of the Primary and Secondary Pinches.

Nelson, D. S. [NSTec; Berninger, M. J. [NSTec; Flores, P. A. [NSTec; Good, D. E. [NSTec; Henderson, D. J. [NSTec; Hogge, K. W. [NSTec; Huber, S. R. [NSTec; Lutz, S. S. [NSTec; Mitchell, S. E. [NSTec; Howe, R. A. [NSTec; Mitton, C. V. [NSTec; Molina, I. [NSTec; Bozman, D. R. [SNL; Cordova, S. R. [SNL; Mitchell, D. R. [SNL; Oliver, B. V. [SNL; Ormond, E. C. [SNL

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray lithography using holographic images  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods for forming X-ray images having 0.25 {micro}m minimum line widths on X-ray sensitive material are presented. A holographic image of a desired circuit pattern is projected onto a wafer or other image-receiving substrate to allow recording of the desired image in photoresist material. In one embodiment, the method uses on-axis transmission and provides a high flux X-ray source having modest monochromaticity and coherence requirements. A layer of light-sensitive photoresist material on a w