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High-performance X-ray detectors for the new powder diffraction beamline I11 at Diamond

DOI: 10.1107/S0909049507046250 DOI Help
PMID: 18097077 PMID Help

Authors: Chiu Tang (Diamond Light Source) , Brian Willis (Diamond Light Source) , Gareth Derbyshire (Diamond Light Source; STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) , Anthony G. Wright (Sens-Tech Ltd) , Stephen C. Jaye (Sens-Tech Ltd) , J. Michael Homer (Sens-Tech Ltd) , John D. Pizzey (Sens-Tech Ltd) , Anthony M. T. Bell (STFC Daresbury Laboratory) , Stephen Thompson (Diamond Light Source) , Nicola Tartoni (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Synchrotron Radiation , VOL 15 , PAGES 43-49

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2008

Abstract: The design and performance characterization of a new light-weight and compact X-ray scintillation detector is presented. The detectors are intended for use on the new I11 powder diffraction beamline at the third-generation Diamond synchrotron facility where X-ray beams of high photon brightness are generated by insertion devices. The performance characteristics of these detection units were measured first using a radioactive source (efficiency of detection and background count rate) and then synchrotron X-rays (peak stability, light yield linearity and response consistency). Here, the results obtained from these tests are reported, and the suitability of the design for the Diamond powder beamline is demonstrated by presenting diffraction data obtained from a silicon powder standard using a prototype multicrystal analyser stage.

Journal Keywords: X-Ray Diffraction

Subject Areas: Technique Development

Facility: SRS

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