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Improved synchrotron performance from indium antimonide crystals
Author(s): Brian Yates; Yongfeng Hu; Vinay Nagarkal
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Paper Abstract

The soft x-ray micro-characterization beamline (SXRMB) has recently undergone commissioning at the Canadian Light Source. SXRMB is a synchrotron bending magnet based design that covers a photon energy range of 1.7-10 keV, using a double-crystal monochromator that employs two crystal pairs - InSb-111 and Si-111. The indium antimonide crystals are typically used over the photon energy sub-range of 1.7-4 keV, to cover the K-edges of many important elements, including Si, P, S, Cl, and Ca. The performance of the InSb-111 crystal pair has proven problematic, requiring several iterations to improve the photon flux performance to an acceptable level. Thermal distortions for indium antimonide are considerable even at power levels below 50 W, since it suffers from poor thermal conductivity and a large linear thermal expansion coefficient. Finite element analysis results for different crystal thicknesses will be presented. Improvements to the crystal cage holders and cooling, as well as metrological improvements to properly mount the crystals will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7802, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components V, 78020U (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859706
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Brian Yates, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Yongfeng Hu, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Vinay Nagarkal, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7802:
Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components V
Shunji Goto; Ali M. Khounsary; Christian Morawe, Editor(s)

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