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Ultra-high performance mirror systems for the imaging and coherence beamline I13 at the Diamond Light Source

DOI: 10.1063/1.3703334 DOI Help

Authors: U. H. Wagner (Diamond Light Source) , G. Ludbrook (Diamond Light Source) , J. Wiatryzk (FMB Oxford Ltd, U.K.) , S. Alcock (Diamond Light Source) , C. Rau (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: X-RAY OPTICS AND MICROANALYSIS: The 21st International Congress (AIP)
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: September 2012

Abstract: I13L is a 250m long hard x-ray beamline (6 keV to 35 keV) currently under construction at the Diamond Light Source. The beamline comprises of two independent experimental endstations: one for imaging in direct space using x-ray microscopy and one for imaging in reciprocal space using coherent diffraction based imaging techniques. To minimise the impact of thermal fluctuations and vibrations onto the beamline performance, we are developing a new generation of ultra-stable beamline instrumentation with highly repeatable adjustment mechanisms using low thermal expansion materials like granite and large piezo-driven flexure stages. For minimising the beam distortion we use very high quality optical components like large ion-beam polished mirrors. In this paper we present the first metrology results on a newly designed mirror system following this design philosophy.

Subject Areas: Technique Development, Physics


Instruments: I13-1-Coherence , I13-2-Diamond Manchester Imaging