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Optimization of the soft x-ray transmission microscopy beamline at the ALBA light source
Author(s): Andrea Sorrentino; Eva Pereiro; Ricardo Valcárcel; Salvador Ferrer; Josep Nicolas
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Paper Abstract

Mistral is the soft X-ray full field microscopy beamline at the ALBA light source. The beamline is designed to have large source acceptance and to provide constant magnification at the exit slit for photon energies between 270 and 2600 eV. The monochromator is a variation of the Petersen plane grating monochromator in which a variable line spacing grating is used to maintain the beam focused at the exit slit, independently of the fixed focus constant, and to cancel aberrations. We present the alignment strategy used to compensate errors of the optical elements, and report about the commissioning results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8848, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VIII, 884811 (27 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024531
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea Sorrentino, CELLS - ALBA (Spain)
Eva Pereiro, CELLS - ALBA (Spain)
Ricardo Valcárcel, CELLS - ALBA (Spain)
Salvador Ferrer, CELLS - ALBA (Spain)
Josep Nicolas, CELLS - ALBA (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8848:
Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VIII
Ali Khounsary; Shunji Goto; Christian Morawe, Editor(s)

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