X-Ray Optics for Synchrotron Radiation

  • Andreas K. Freund
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 51)


There has been dramatic recent progress in development of dedicated synchrotron radiation sources that have low emittance and high brightness. This calls for equivalent progress in development of beamlíne instrumentation, in particular, of optical elements. Trying to adapt conventional X-ray optics to the severe conditions required by present-day synchrotron sources solely by improving the quality of the optical devices is a first step, which is not sufficient. Totally new designs of beam-defining devices are necessary, which take into account the specific properties of the radiation: the small size of the source and beam divergence, linear or circular polarization, the wide spectral range, and the high power of beams emitted by the various source-defining devices of modern storage rings.


Synchrotron Radiation Perfect Crystal Beam Divergence Crystal Monochromator Liquid Gallium 


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  • Andreas K. Freund
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  1. 1.European Synchrotron Radiation FacilityGrenoble CedexFrance

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