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Title: Soft X-ray spectroscopy with transition-edge sensors at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource beamline 10-1

Abstract

We present results obtained with a new soft X-ray spectrometer based on transition-edge sensors (TESs) composed of Mo/Cu bilayers coupled to bismuth absorbers. This spectrometer simultaneously provides excellent energy resolution, high detection efficiency, and broadband spectral coverage. The new spectrometer is optimized for incident X-ray energies below 2 keV. Each pixel serves as both a highly sensitive calorimeter and an X-ray absorber with near unity quantum efficiency. We have commissioned this 240-pixel TES spectrometer at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource beamline 10-1 (BL 10-1) and used it to probe the local electronic structure of sample materials with unprecedented sensitivity in the soft X-ray regime. As mounted, the TES spectrometer has a maximum detection solid angle of 2 × 10 –3 sr. The energy resolution of all pixels combined is 1.5 eV full width at half maximum at 500 eV. We describe the performance of the TES spectrometer in terms of its energy resolution and count-rate capability and demonstrate its utility as a high throughput detector for synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopy. Here, the results from initial X-ray emission spectroscopy and resonant inelastic X-ray scattering experiments obtained with the spectrometer are presented.

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  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  3. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States); The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom); The Univ. of Manchester at Harwell, Didcot (United Kingdom)
  4. National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)
  5. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Pohang Accelerator Lab., Gyeongbuk (South Korea)
  6. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); ShanghaiTech Univ., Shanghai (China)
  7. Santa Clara Univ., Santa Clara, CA (United States)
  8. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1575245
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1573117
Grant/Contract Number:  
100487; AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Lee, Sang -Jun, Titus, Charles J., Alonso Mori, Roberto, Baker, Michael L., Bennett, Douglas A., Cho, Hsiao -Mei, Doriese, William B., Fowler, Joseph W., Gaffney, Kelly J., Gallo, Alessandro, Gard, Johnathon D., Hilton, Gene C., Jang, Hoyoung, Joe, Young Il, Kenney, Christopher J., Knight, Jason, Kroll, Thomas, Lee, Jun -Sik, Li, Dale, Lu, Donghui, Marks, Ronald, Minitti, Michael P., Morgan, Kelsey M., Ogasawara, Hirohito, O’Neil, Galen C., Reintsema, Carl D., Schmidt, Daniel R., Sokaras, Dimosthenis, Ullom, Joel N., Weng, Tsu -Chien, Williams, Christopher, Young, Betty A., Swetz, Daniel S., Irwin, Kent D., and Nordlund, Dennis. Soft X-ray spectroscopy with transition-edge sensors at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource beamline 10-1. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5119155.
Lee, Sang -Jun, Titus, Charles J., Alonso Mori, Roberto, Baker, Michael L., Bennett, Douglas A., Cho, Hsiao -Mei, Doriese, William B., Fowler, Joseph W., Gaffney, Kelly J., Gallo, Alessandro, Gard, Johnathon D., Hilton, Gene C., Jang, Hoyoung, Joe, Young Il, Kenney, Christopher J., Knight, Jason, Kroll, Thomas, Lee, Jun -Sik, Li, Dale, Lu, Donghui, Marks, Ronald, Minitti, Michael P., Morgan, Kelsey M., Ogasawara, Hirohito, O’Neil, Galen C., Reintsema, Carl D., Schmidt, Daniel R., Sokaras, Dimosthenis, Ullom, Joel N., Weng, Tsu -Chien, Williams, Christopher, Young, Betty A., Swetz, Daniel S., Irwin, Kent D., & Nordlund, Dennis. Soft X-ray spectroscopy with transition-edge sensors at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource beamline 10-1. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5119155.
Lee, Sang -Jun, Titus, Charles J., Alonso Mori, Roberto, Baker, Michael L., Bennett, Douglas A., Cho, Hsiao -Mei, Doriese, William B., Fowler, Joseph W., Gaffney, Kelly J., Gallo, Alessandro, Gard, Johnathon D., Hilton, Gene C., Jang, Hoyoung, Joe, Young Il, Kenney, Christopher J., Knight, Jason, Kroll, Thomas, Lee, Jun -Sik, Li, Dale, Lu, Donghui, Marks, Ronald, Minitti, Michael P., Morgan, Kelsey M., Ogasawara, Hirohito, O’Neil, Galen C., Reintsema, Carl D., Schmidt, Daniel R., Sokaras, Dimosthenis, Ullom, Joel N., Weng, Tsu -Chien, Williams, Christopher, Young, Betty A., Swetz, Daniel S., Irwin, Kent D., and Nordlund, Dennis. Tue . "Soft X-ray spectroscopy with transition-edge sensors at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource beamline 10-1". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5119155.
@article{osti_1575245,
title = {Soft X-ray spectroscopy with transition-edge sensors at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource beamline 10-1},
author = {Lee, Sang -Jun and Titus, Charles J. and Alonso Mori, Roberto and Baker, Michael L. and Bennett, Douglas A. and Cho, Hsiao -Mei and Doriese, William B. and Fowler, Joseph W. and Gaffney, Kelly J. and Gallo, Alessandro and Gard, Johnathon D. and Hilton, Gene C. and Jang, Hoyoung and Joe, Young Il and Kenney, Christopher J. and Knight, Jason and Kroll, Thomas and Lee, Jun -Sik and Li, Dale and Lu, Donghui and Marks, Ronald and Minitti, Michael P. and Morgan, Kelsey M. and Ogasawara, Hirohito and O’Neil, Galen C. and Reintsema, Carl D. and Schmidt, Daniel R. and Sokaras, Dimosthenis and Ullom, Joel N. and Weng, Tsu -Chien and Williams, Christopher and Young, Betty A. and Swetz, Daniel S. and Irwin, Kent D. and Nordlund, Dennis},
abstractNote = {We present results obtained with a new soft X-ray spectrometer based on transition-edge sensors (TESs) composed of Mo/Cu bilayers coupled to bismuth absorbers. This spectrometer simultaneously provides excellent energy resolution, high detection efficiency, and broadband spectral coverage. The new spectrometer is optimized for incident X-ray energies below 2 keV. Each pixel serves as both a highly sensitive calorimeter and an X-ray absorber with near unity quantum efficiency. We have commissioned this 240-pixel TES spectrometer at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource beamline 10-1 (BL 10-1) and used it to probe the local electronic structure of sample materials with unprecedented sensitivity in the soft X-ray regime. As mounted, the TES spectrometer has a maximum detection solid angle of 2 × 10–3 sr. The energy resolution of all pixels combined is 1.5 eV full width at half maximum at 500 eV. We describe the performance of the TES spectrometer in terms of its energy resolution and count-rate capability and demonstrate its utility as a high throughput detector for synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopy. Here, the results from initial X-ray emission spectroscopy and resonant inelastic X-ray scattering experiments obtained with the spectrometer are presented.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5119155},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 11,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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