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Title: Ultra-stable sub-meV monochromator for hard X-rays

A high-resolution silicon monochromator suitable for 21.541 keV synchrotron radiation is presented that produces a bandwidth of 0.27 meV. The operating energy corresponds to a nuclear transition in 151Eu. The first-of-its-kind, fully cryogenic design achieves an energy-alignment stability of 0.017 meV r.m.s. per day, or a 100-fold improvement over other meV-monochromators, and can tolerate higher X-ray power loads than room-temperature designs of comparable resolution. This offers the potential for significantly more accurate measurements of lattice excitation energies using nuclear resonant vibrational spectroscopy if combined with accurate energy calibration using, for example, high-speed Doppler shifting. The design of the monochromator along with its performance and impact on transmitted beam properties are presented.
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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; FC52-06NA27684
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online); Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5775
International Union of Crystallography
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; high energy-resolution; monochromator; europium; nuclear resonance; cryostat
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