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Possibilities And Limitations Of Spectroscopy In The Ultrasoft X-Ray Region Using The Continuum Of A Conventional X-Ray Tube
Author(s): Erich Gilberg
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Paper Abstract

The continuum of the conventional x-ray tube despite of its comparatively low intensity provides the possibility to record high resolution fluorescence and absorption spectra in the ultrasoft x-ray region. A system is described which uses a concave grating grazing incidence spectrometer with automatic photoelectric recording in conjunction with a high power rotating anode allowing high currents (up to 4 A) at relatively low voltages (4 to 10 kV). The device permits recording emission and absorption spectra of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and other elements at resolutions comparable with the inherent widths of the inner levels involved in the transitions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0447, Science with Soft X-Rays, (27 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939182
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Erich Gilberg, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0447:
Science with Soft X-Rays
Roger W. Klaffky; F. J. Himpsel, Editor(s)

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