Synchrotron Light Sources and Free-Electron Lasers

Accelerator Physics, Instrumentation and Science Applications

  • Eberhard J. Jaeschke
  • Shaukat Khan
  • Jochen R. Schneider
  • Jerome B. Hastings
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Accelerator Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 3-49
    3. Anke-Susanne Müller, Markus Schwarz
      Pages 83-118
    4. An He, Lingyun Yang, Lihua Yu
      Pages 119-160
    5. Gianluca Geloni
      Pages 161-193
    6. Andreas R. Maier, Manuel Kirchen, Florian Grüner
      Pages 225-249
  3. Facilities and Their Design

  4. Accelerator Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Mikael Eriksson, Martin Johansson
      Pages 461-504
    3. Frank Stephan, Mikhail Krasilnikov
      Pages 561-604
    4. Volker Schlott
      Pages 671-700
  5. Production, Characterization, and~Handling of Soft and Hard X-Ray Beams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 749-749
    2. Sebastian Roling, Helmut Zacharias
      Pages 891-925
    3. Kazuto Yamauchi, Hidekazu Mimura, Satoshi Matsuyama, Hirokatsu Yumoto, Takashi Kimura, Yukio Takahashi et al.
      Pages 927-956
    4. Makina Yabashi, Kenji Tamasaku, Kei Sawada, Shunji Goto, Tetsuya Ishikawa
      Pages 957-992
  6. X-Ray Detectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 993-993
    2. Christian Brönnimann, Peter Trüb
      Pages 995-1027
    3. Heinz Graafsma, Julian Becker, Sol M. Gruner
      Pages 1029-1054
  7. Imaging and Nonlinear X-Ray Optics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1091-1091
    2. Bastian Pfau, Stefan Eisebitt
      Pages 1093-1133
    3. Richard A. Kirian, Henry N. Chapman
      Pages 1135-1195
    4. Ralf Röhlsberger, Jörg Evers, Sharon Shwartz
      Pages 1197-1229
  8. Investigations of Atoms, Molecules, and Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1231-1231
    2. Robin Santra, Linda Young
      Pages 1233-1260
    3. Joseph Nordgren, Jan-Erik Rubensson
      Pages 1261-1290
    4. Robert Moshammer, Kirsten Schnorr
      Pages 1291-1322
    5. Christoph Bostedt, Tais Gorkhover, Daniela Rupp, Thomas Möller
      Pages 1323-1364
  9. Applications in Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1365-1365
    2. Mark A. LeGros, Jian-Hua Chen, Myan Do, Gerry McDermott, Carolyn A. Larabell
      Pages 1367-1391
  10. Applications in Materials and Condensed Matters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1465-1465
    2. Peter D. Johnson
      Pages 1467-1503
    3. Gema Martı́nez-Criado
      Pages 1505-1539

About this book


Hardly any other discovery of the nineteenth century did have such an impact on science and technology as Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s seminal find of the X-rays. X-ray tubes soon made their way as excellent instruments for numerous applications in medicine, biology, materials science and testing, chemistry and public security. Developing new radiation sources with higher brilliance and much extended spectral range resulted in stunning developments like the electron synchrotron and electron storage ring and the freeelectron laser. This handbook highlights these developments in fifty chapters. The reader is given not only an inside view of exciting science areas but also of design concepts for the most advanced light sources. The theory of synchrotron radiation and of the freeelectron laser, design examples and the technology basis are presented. The handbook presents advanced concepts like seeding and harmonic generation, the booming field of Terahertz radiation sources and upcoming brilliant light sources driven by laser-plasma accelerators. 

The applications of the most advanced light sources and the advent of nanobeams and fully coherent x-rays allow experiments from which scientists in the past could not even dream. Examples are the diffraction with nanometer resolution, imaging with a full 3D reconstruction of the object from a diffraction pattern, measuring the disorder in liquids with high spatial and temporal resolution. The 20th century was dedicated to the development and improvement of synchrotron light sources with an ever ongoing increase of brilliance. With ultrahigh brilliance sources, the 21st century will be the century of x-ray lasers and their applications. Thus, we are already close to the dream of condensed matter and biophysics: imaging single (macro)molecules and measuring their dynamics on the femtosecond timescale to produce movies with atomic resolution.


Accelerator Physics Reference Applications of Synchrotron Radiation Brilliant Light Sources Review FEL Handbook Free Electron Lasers Reference Radiation Sources with High Brilliance Synchrotron Handbook Synchrotron Light Sources Reference Terahertz Radiation Sources Ultrahigh Brilliance Sources x-ray Science and Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Eberhard J. Jaeschke
    • 1
  • Shaukat Khan
    • 2
  • Jochen R. Schneider
    • 3
  • Jerome B. Hastings
    • 4
  1. 1.Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, BESSY IIBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Zentrum für Synchrotronstrahlung (DELTA)Technische Universität DortmundDortmundGermany
  3. 3.Center for Free-Electron Laser Science CFELDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY HamburgGermany
  4. 4.LINAC Coherent Light SourceSLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryMenlo ParkUSA

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