Study of different SX-700 monochromator designs for the undulator beamline (BL51) at MAX-lab

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Different designs of the SX-700 plane grating monochromator have been investigated for the undulator beamline (51) by using analytical considerations and carrying out ray tracing calculations. The most important modifications of the original design are those where the ellipsoidal focusing mirror has been replaced by a plane elliptical or by a spherical mirror. A significant advantage of the spherical mirror is essentially better figure accuracies (±0.2 arcsec). This is partly compensated by the introduced coma aberration which, however, can be made small with rather long exit arm lengths (5-6 m). If the slope errors of the plane elliptical mirror can be made as small as 0.5 arcsec, the differences in the ultimate resolution are small between the plane elliptical and spherical designs and then the source size is the main factor.


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Externa organisationer
  • University of Oulu
  • Uppsala universitet
Sidor (från-till)1252-1255
Antal sidor4
TidskriftReview of Scientific Instruments
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 1992
Peer review utfördJa