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FemtoMAX - An X-ray beamline for structural dynamics at the short-pulse facility of MAX IV

Enquist, Henrik LU ; Jurgilaitis, Andrius LU ; Jarnac, Amelie LU ; Bengtsson, Åsa U.J. LU ; Burza, Matthias LU ; Curbis, Francesca LU ; Disch, Christian; Ekström, J. Carl LU ; Harb, Maher LU and Isaksson, Lennart LU , et al. (2018) In Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 25(2). p.570-579
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The FemtoMAX beamline facilitates studies of the structural dynamics of materials. Such studies are of fundamental importance for key scientific problems related to programming materials using light, enabling new storage media and new manufacturing techniques, obtaining sustainable energy by mimicking photosynthesis, and gleaning insights into chemical and biological functional dynamics. The FemtoMAX beamline utilizes the MAX IV linear accelerator as an electron source. The photon bursts have a pulse length of 100fs, which is on the timescale of molecular vibrations, and have wavelengths matching interatomic distances (Å). The uniqueness of the beamline has called for special beamline components. This paper presents the beamline design... (More)

The FemtoMAX beamline facilitates studies of the structural dynamics of materials. Such studies are of fundamental importance for key scientific problems related to programming materials using light, enabling new storage media and new manufacturing techniques, obtaining sustainable energy by mimicking photosynthesis, and gleaning insights into chemical and biological functional dynamics. The FemtoMAX beamline utilizes the MAX IV linear accelerator as an electron source. The photon bursts have a pulse length of 100fs, which is on the timescale of molecular vibrations, and have wavelengths matching interatomic distances (Å). The uniqueness of the beamline has called for special beamline components. This paper presents the beamline design including ultrasensitive X-ray beam-position monitors based on thin Ce:YAG screens, efficient harmonic separators and novel timing tools.The FemtoMAX beamline facilitates studies of the structural dynamics of materials on the femtosecond timescale. The first commissioning results are presented.

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  abstract     = {<p>The FemtoMAX beamline facilitates studies of the structural dynamics of materials. Such studies are of fundamental importance for key scientific problems related to programming materials using light, enabling new storage media and new manufacturing techniques, obtaining sustainable energy by mimicking photosynthesis, and gleaning insights into chemical and biological functional dynamics. The FemtoMAX beamline utilizes the MAX IV linear accelerator as an electron source. The photon bursts have a pulse length of 100fs, which is on the timescale of molecular vibrations, and have wavelengths matching interatomic distances (Å). The uniqueness of the beamline has called for special beamline components. This paper presents the beamline design including ultrasensitive X-ray beam-position monitors based on thin Ce:YAG screens, efficient harmonic separators and novel timing tools.The FemtoMAX beamline facilitates studies of the structural dynamics of materials on the femtosecond timescale. The first commissioning results are presented.</p>},
  author       = {Enquist, Henrik and Jurgilaitis, Andrius and Jarnac, Amelie and Bengtsson, Åsa U.J. and Burza, Matthias and Curbis, Francesca and Disch, Christian and Ekström, J. Carl and Harb, Maher and Isaksson, Lennart and Kotur, Marija and Kroon, David and Lindau, Filip and Mansten, Erik and Nygaard, Jesper and Persson, Anna I.H. and Pham, Van Thai and Rissi, Michael and Thorin, Sara and Tu, Chien Ming and Wallén, Erik and Wang, Xiaocui and Werin, Sverker and Larsson, Jörgen},
  issn         = {0909-0495},
  keyword      = {beamline,laser,pump-probe,structural dynamics,ultrafast},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {570--579},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Synchrotron Radiation},
  title        = {FemtoMAX - An X-ray beamline for structural dynamics at the short-pulse facility of MAX IV},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600577517017660},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2018},
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