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12 August 1986 Synchrotron Radiation Beam Lines As X-Ray Calibration Sources
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Many beam lines have become available at storage rings and synchrotrons around the world, presenting the opportunity to use them as calibration sources in the VUV, soft and hard X-ray regions. Synchrotron radiation is unique in offering a high intensity, highly polarized, continuous spectrum in a single source. Other important characteristics such as high brightness, narrow or broad spectral width, degree of polarization, and spectral purity depend on a beam line's optics. A typical beam line at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven National Laboratory will have photon fluxes of approximately 1011 photons/sec with resolution (Δe/e) of greater than 7x10-4 into areas of 1 to 30 mm2. The characterization of these sources and their use for calibration of diverse x-ray instrumentation are discussed. Illustrative data for PIN and photoelectron x-ray detectors is given.
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J. P. Kirkland, R. A. Neiser, W. T. Elam, J. C. Rife, and W. R. Hunter "Synchrotron Radiation Beam Lines As X-Ray Calibration Sources", Proc. SPIE 0689, X-Ray Calibration: Techniques, Sources, and Detectors, (12 August 1986);


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