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Title: Micro-focusing System of the Taiwan Contract Beamline BL12XU at SPring-8 for IXS Experiments under High Pressure

Abstract

The Taiwan Contract Beamline BL12XU at SPring-8 is designed for inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) experiments. DCS is a powerful technique capable of probing the dynamic behavior and electronic structure of materials under high pressure. The state-of-the-arts technology to generate static high pressure up to mega-bar range uses diamond anvil cells (DAC). The allowed volume of the sample in DAC scales inversely with the pressure and is limited to the order of 1 x 10-3 mm3. In order to utilize such a device to explore the interesting phenomena under high pressure, we have designed a micro-focusing system using a set of KB mirrors, which is compatible with the existing optical system of BL12XU. Realistic ray-tracing results indicate that the system can achieve a focus of 10 {mu}m x 5.3 {mu}m(H x V) with a total efficiency of about 86%. The improved focus is expected to substantially enhance the experimental capability of BL12XU for high-pressure research.

Authors:
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  1. National Synchrontron Radiation Research Center, 101 Hsin-Ann Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21052684
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: 10.1063/1.2436224; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM PRODUCTION; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; FOCUSING; INELASTIC SCATTERING; MIRRORS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; PHOTON BEAMS; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; SPRING-8 STORAGE RING; TAIWAN; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Citation Formats

Huang, C.-Y., Cai, Y.-Q., Chung, S.-C., Song, Y.-F., and Tsang, K.-L. Micro-focusing System of the Taiwan Contract Beamline BL12XU at SPring-8 for IXS Experiments under High Pressure. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2436224.
Huang, C.-Y., Cai, Y.-Q., Chung, S.-C., Song, Y.-F., & Tsang, K.-L. Micro-focusing System of the Taiwan Contract Beamline BL12XU at SPring-8 for IXS Experiments under High Pressure. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2436224.
Huang, C.-Y., Cai, Y.-Q., Chung, S.-C., Song, Y.-F., and Tsang, K.-L. Fri . "Micro-focusing System of the Taiwan Contract Beamline BL12XU at SPring-8 for IXS Experiments under High Pressure". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2436224.
@article{osti_21052684,
title = {Micro-focusing System of the Taiwan Contract Beamline BL12XU at SPring-8 for IXS Experiments under High Pressure},
author = {Huang, C.-Y. and Cai, Y.-Q. and Chung, S.-C. and Song, Y.-F. and Tsang, K.-L.},
abstractNote = {The Taiwan Contract Beamline BL12XU at SPring-8 is designed for inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) experiments. DCS is a powerful technique capable of probing the dynamic behavior and electronic structure of materials under high pressure. The state-of-the-arts technology to generate static high pressure up to mega-bar range uses diamond anvil cells (DAC). The allowed volume of the sample in DAC scales inversely with the pressure and is limited to the order of 1 x 10-3 mm3. In order to utilize such a device to explore the interesting phenomena under high pressure, we have designed a micro-focusing system using a set of KB mirrors, which is compatible with the existing optical system of BL12XU. Realistic ray-tracing results indicate that the system can achieve a focus of 10 {mu}m x 5.3 {mu}m(H x V) with a total efficiency of about 86%. The improved focus is expected to substantially enhance the experimental capability of BL12XU for high-pressure research.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2436224},
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}
}
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