A high-resolution large-acceptance analyzer for X-ray fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy

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A newly designed multi-crystal X-ray spectrometer and its applications in the fields of X-ray fluorescence and X-ray Raman spectroscopy are described. The instrument is based on 8 spherically curved Si crystals, each with a 3.5 inch diameter form bent to a radius of 86 cm. The crystals are individually aligned in the Rowland geometry capturing a total solid angle of 0.07 sr. The array is arranged in a way that energy scans can be performed by moving the whole instrument, rather than scanning each crystal by itself. At angles close to back scattering the energy resolution is between 0.3 and ... continued below

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Bergmann, Uwe & Cramer, Stephen P. August 2, 2001.

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A newly designed multi-crystal X-ray spectrometer and its applications in the fields of X-ray fluorescence and X-ray Raman spectroscopy are described. The instrument is based on 8 spherically curved Si crystals, each with a 3.5 inch diameter form bent to a radius of 86 cm. The crystals are individually aligned in the Rowland geometry capturing a total solid angle of 0.07 sr. The array is arranged in a way that energy scans can be performed by moving the whole instrument, rather than scanning each crystal by itself. At angles close to back scattering the energy resolution is between 0.3 and 1 eV depending on the beam dimensions at the sample. The instrument is mainly designed for X-ray absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy of transition metals in dilute systems such as metalloproteins. First results of the Mn K{beta} (3p -> 1s) emission in photosystem II are shown. An independent application of the instrument is the technique of X-ray Raman spectroscopy which can address problems similar to those in traditional soft X-ray absorption spectroscopies, and initial results are presented.

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OSTI as DE00785274

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  • International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation SPIE's 43rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (US), 07/19/1998--07/24/1998

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  • Report No.: LBNL--47595
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 785274
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc723183

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Bergmann, Uwe & Cramer, Stephen P. A high-resolution large-acceptance analyzer for X-ray fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, article, August 2, 2001; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc723183/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.