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Synchrotron radiation research is rapidly expanding with many new sources of radiation being created globally. Synchrotron radiation plays a leading role in pure science and in emerging technologies. The Journal of Synchrotron Radiation provides comprehen



 



Post-Sample Aperture for Low Background Diffraction Experiments at X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers
Diffraction experiments with weakly scattering samples often suffer from a low signal-to-noise ratio due to unwanted background scatter. Improving the signal-to-noise ratio for single-particle imaging experiments is particularly important as the diffraction signal is very weak. Here, we demonstrate a simple way to minimize the background scattering by placing an aperture downstream of the sample.






Scanning X-ray Diffraction on Cardiac Tissue: Automatized Data Analysis and Processing
An entire tissue slice of a mouse heart has been analyzed by scanning X-ray diffraction, using a micron spot sized beam and was analyzed using an analysis toolbox that is provided for general use. In this way, variations of the local molecular structure parameters of the sarcomere, the basic structural unit of the myofibrils which make up muscle fibers, can be assessed, such as local orientation, strain and variation in filament lattice spacing.



A novel method for resonant inelastic soft X-ray scattering via photoelectron spectroscopy detection
A description of the concept and first test of a photoelectron-based method for measuring inelastic X-ray scattering is given.



Aberration-free aspherical lens shape for shortening the focal distance of an already convergent beam
The ideal lens surface for refocusing an already convergent beam is found to be one sheet of a Cartesian oval. This result is applied to the optimal construction of a compound refractive lens for X-ray nanofocusing.






The effect of self-consistent potentials on EXAFS analysis
The use of self-consistency in the computation of scattering potentials has scant impact on EXAFS analysis.



The 3D characteristics of post-traumatic syringomyelia in a rat model: a propagation-based synchrotron radiation microtomography study
The ability of synchrotron radiation phase-contrast microtomography to visualize the three-dimensional morphology of the spinal cord cavity induced by trauma is shown. It could be used as a reliable tool for tracking cavity formation and morphological changes in a post-traumatic syringomyelia animal model.