Tapered capillary optics are a promising choice for producing micro-beams at third generation sources. The reproducible energy dependence of their X-ray transmission, and fixed output beam position make them well suited for micro-XAS applications. Fiber optics techniques have been developed to produce long (1 m) capillaries which provide a good match to the low divergence undulator beams at third generation sources. The results of X-ray tests made at the NSLS indicate the performance of many of the capillaries closely match theoretical values. Currently these provide a monochromatic beam of about 106 ph/sec/μm2 at an unfocused bending magnet beamline. High quality X-ray images and micro-XAFS have been obtained at the NSLS with better than 3 μm resolution. The same capillaries should provide more than 1010 ph/sec/μm2 at an APS undulator, indicating that sub-μm XAS is possible.
|Journal||Journal De Physique. IV : JP|
|Issue number||2 Part 1|
|State||Published - 1997|