Rotating crystal cube as a variable shutter for use with synchrotron radiation. Metadata

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  • Main Title Rotating crystal cube as a variable shutter for use with synchrotron radiation.


  • Author: McPherson, A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: US Department of Energy (United States)


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois
    Additional Info: Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-07-08


  • English


  • Content Description: A beam chopper together with the temporal structure of x-rays emitted by a synchrotrons storage ring can be utilized to generate x-ray bursts of variable length and time separation. A Si cube, cut for diffraction from the (220) planes, was mounted to a low-speed motor to produce a beam chopper based upon the Darwin width of the crystal. An x-ray pulse, consisting of an envelope of individual pulses characterizing the loading pattern of the storage ring, was transmitted. The width of the transmitted pulse and the time between pulses was varied by varying the rotation frequency of the Si cube. Pulses as short as {approx} 75 ps or as long as {approx} 4 {micro}s were transmitted with pulse separation spanning from 4 ms to 167 ms.
  • Physical Description: 9 p.


  • Keyword: X-Ray Sources
  • Keyword: Synchrotron Radiation
  • Keyword: Storage Rings
  • STI Subject Categories: 43 Particle Accelerators
  • Keyword: Diffraction
  • Keyword: Motors
  • Keyword: Beam Pulsers
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Crystals
  • Keyword: Pulse Techniques
  • Keyword: Silicon
  • Keyword: Synchrotrons
  • Keyword: Shutters


  • Conference: SPIE Conference ''Time Structure of X-Ray Sources and Its Applications'', San Diego, CA (US), 07/19/1998--07/24/1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: ANL/XFD/CP-96074
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10730
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc628279


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE00010730
  • Display Note: Medium: P; Size: 9 pages