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Title: Pushing x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy beyond the continuous frame rate limit

We demonstrate delayed-frame X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy with 120 microsecond time resolution, limited only by sample scattering rates, with a prototype Pixel-array detector capable of taking two image frames separated by 153 ns or less. Although the overall frame rate is currently limited to about 4 frame pairs per second, we easily measured millisecond correlation functions. In conclusion, this technology, coupled to the use of brighter synchrotrons such as Petra III or the NSLS-II should enable X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy on microsecond time scales on a wider variety of materials.
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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. DePaul Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics
  3. Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; SC0004235
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division; USDOE Office of Science - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) - Small Business Innovative Research Grant Program
Country of Publication:
United States
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