One-shot spectrometer for several elements using an integrated conical crystal analyzer

Kohei Morishita, Kouichi Hayashi, Kazuo Nakajima

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Time-resolved x-ray spectrometry using an ultrastrong x-ray source such as an x-ray free electron laser is one of the new trends in the field of x-ray physics. To achieve such time-resolved measurement, the development of an one-shot spectrometer with a wide wavelength range, high efficiency, and good energy resolution is an essential prerequisite. Here we developed an integrated conical Ge crystal analyzer consisting of several conical rings, which were connected using spline surfaces to form a single body using our previously developed hot deformation technique, which can form a Si or Ge wafer into an arbitrary and accurate shape. We simultaneously focused several characteristic lines from an alloy sample onto different positions on a small x-ray charge-coupled device with very high image brightness (gain relative to planar analyzer: 100) and a good spatial resolution of 9-13 eV. The small radius of curvature of the crystal (28-50 mm) enabled us to realize a very short sample-detector distance of 214.4 mm. The present result shows the possibility of realizing a new focusing x-ray crystal spectrograph that can control the focal position as desired.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013112
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation


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