25 February 1993 Diamond monochromator for high heat flux synchrotron x-ray beams
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Abstract
Single crystal silicon has been the material of choice for x-ray monochromators for the past several decades. However, the need for suitable monochromators to handle the high heat load of the next generation synchrotron x-ray beams on the one hand and the rapid and on-going advances in synthetic diamond technology on the other make a compelling case for the consideration of a diamond monochromator system. In this paper, we consider various aspects, advantages and disadvantages, and promises and pitfalls of such a system and evaluate the comparative performance of a diamond monochromator subjected to the high heat load of the most powerful x-ray beam that will become available in the next few years. The results of experiments performed to evaluate the diffraction properties of a currently available synthetic single crystal diamond are also presented. Fabrication of a diamond-based monochromator is within present technical means.
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Ali M. Khounsary, Ali M. Khounsary, Robert K. Smither, Robert K. Smither, Steve Davey, Steve Davey, Ankor Purohit, Ankor Purohit, } "Diamond monochromator for high heat flux synchrotron x-ray beams", Proc. SPIE 1739, High Heat Flux Engineering, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140532; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.140532
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