Synchrotron Radiation (SR), as a light source is now in use around the world to provide brilliant radiation from the infrared into the soft and hard X-ray regions. It is an indispensible and essential tool to establish the physic-chemical characteristics of materials and surfaces from an atomic and molecular view point. It is being applied to topics which range from mineralogy to protein crystallography, embracing research in areas from the physical to the life sciences. This new guide is a concise yet comprehensive and easily readable introduction to an expanding area of science. It presents in a readily assimilable form the basic concepts of SR science from its generation principles, through source design and operation to the principles of instruments for SR exploitation followed by a survey of its actual applications in selected research fields, including spectroscopy, diffractometry, microanalysis and chemical processing.
Makoto Watanabe / Shigeru Sato.: Tohoku University Sendai, Japan Ian Munro.: Manchester University Manchester Science and Technology Facilities Council, London, UK Gyanendra Singh Lodha.: Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology Indore
Preface / Introduction - The Characteristics of Synchrotron Radiation and its Importance / Synchrotron Radiation is Emitted by Moving Electrons / The Light Source / The Optical Response of Matter / Optical Techniques / The Spectroscopy of Gasses in the Vacuum Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Regions / The Spectroscopy of Solids in the Vacuum Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Regions / Applications of Synchrotron Radiation in Manufacturing Processes / Crystal Structure Analysis by X-Ray Diffraction / Local Structure Analysis using EXAFS / Elemental and Structural Analysis using X-Ray Fluorescence / Inelastic X-Ray Scattering / Infrared Spectroscopy / Imaging / Appendices / Index.
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