A wide variety of construction methods and mechanical designs for hard x-ray monochromators is in use at synchrotron radiation facilities around the world. These cover the gamut in complexity and sophistication. This paper will try to show that sophistication and complexity are not inevitable partners, and that the use of elastic monolithic design can remove much of the complexity in x-ray monochromators of all levels of sophistication.
D. Peter Siddons,
"Use of monolithic elastic design in x-ray monochromators", Proc. SPIE 3151, High Heat Flux and Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines, (11 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294482; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294482