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Title: Optimizing Monocapillary Optics for Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Fluorescence Imaging, and Spectroscopy Applications

Abstract

A number of synchrotron x-ray applications such as powder diffraction in diamond anvil cells, microbeam protein crystallography, x-ray fluorescence imaging, etc. can benefit from using hollow glass monocapillary optics to improve the flux per square micron on a sample. We currently draw glass tubing into the desired elliptical shape so that only one-bounce under total reflection conditions is needed to bring the x-ray beam to a focus at a 25 to 50 mm distance beyond the capillary tip. For modest focal spot sizes of 10 to 20 microns, we can increase the intensity per square micron by factors of 10 to 1000. We show some of the results obtained at CHESS and Hasylab with capillaries focusing 5 to 40 keV radiation, their properties, and how even better the experimental results could be if more ideal capillaries were fabricated in the future.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. CHESS, Wilson Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853 (United States)
  2. Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, U. of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 60637 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21052627
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 879; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 9. international conference on synchrotron radiation instrumentation, Daegu (Korea, Republic of), 28 May - 2 Jun 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2436172; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BEAM OPTICS; BEAM PRODUCTION; CAPILLARIES; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; FLUORESCENCE; FOCUSING; KEV RANGE; OPTIMIZATION; PHOTON BEAMS; POWDERS; PROTEINS; REFLECTION; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Bilderback, Donald H., Kazimirov, Alexander, Gillilan, Richard, Cornaby, Sterling, Woll, Arthur, Zha, Chang-Sheng, and Huang Rong. Optimizing Monocapillary Optics for Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Fluorescence Imaging, and Spectroscopy Applications. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2436172.
Bilderback, Donald H., Kazimirov, Alexander, Gillilan, Richard, Cornaby, Sterling, Woll, Arthur, Zha, Chang-Sheng, & Huang Rong. Optimizing Monocapillary Optics for Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Fluorescence Imaging, and Spectroscopy Applications. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2436172.
Bilderback, Donald H., Kazimirov, Alexander, Gillilan, Richard, Cornaby, Sterling, Woll, Arthur, Zha, Chang-Sheng, and Huang Rong. Fri . "Optimizing Monocapillary Optics for Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Fluorescence Imaging, and Spectroscopy Applications". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2436172.
@article{osti_21052627,
title = {Optimizing Monocapillary Optics for Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Fluorescence Imaging, and Spectroscopy Applications},
author = {Bilderback, Donald H. and Kazimirov, Alexander and Gillilan, Richard and Cornaby, Sterling and Woll, Arthur and Zha, Chang-Sheng and Huang Rong},
abstractNote = {A number of synchrotron x-ray applications such as powder diffraction in diamond anvil cells, microbeam protein crystallography, x-ray fluorescence imaging, etc. can benefit from using hollow glass monocapillary optics to improve the flux per square micron on a sample. We currently draw glass tubing into the desired elliptical shape so that only one-bounce under total reflection conditions is needed to bring the x-ray beam to a focus at a 25 to 50 mm distance beyond the capillary tip. For modest focal spot sizes of 10 to 20 microns, we can increase the intensity per square micron by factors of 10 to 1000. We show some of the results obtained at CHESS and Hasylab with capillaries focusing 5 to 40 keV radiation, their properties, and how even better the experimental results could be if more ideal capillaries were fabricated in the future.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2436172},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 879,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 19 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Fri Jan 19 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}