Kanani K. M. Lee, Yale University
What is Synchrotron
Synchrotron radiation is electromagnetic radiation generated by the acceleration of electrons to near the speed of light through magnetic fields. As the magnets direct the electrons, usually in a circular path, the electrons turn and emit photons of light which can range in wavelength over the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, and gamma rays. Synchrotron radiation is distinguished by its characteristic polarization and spectrum. At synchrotron user facilities, the most common wavelengths generated are from infrared to x-rays. Unlike traditional x-ray sources, synchrotron radiation has a continuous distribution of energies and can be tuned appropriately such that a single energy is used (monochromatically) or a wide spectrum ("white" light).
Fundamental Principles of Synchrotron
Synchrotron Instrumentation - How Does It Work?
We may want to make separate pages for the following, but we can get a start here in describing:
micro-XRD (we can link to our existing XRD pages)
micro-XRF (link to existing XRF page)
micro-Tomography (link to UT Austing CT Tomography page)
Strengths and Limitations of Synchrotron?
- High flux
- High brilliance
- Energy tunable
- Time resolved
User's Guide - Sample Collection and Preparation
Data Collection, Results and Presentation
The following literature can be used to further explore Synchrotron
For more information about Synchrotron follow the links below.
Advanced Light Source: http://www.als.lbl.gov/
Advanced Photon Source: http://www.aps.anl.gov/
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility: http://www.esrf.eu/
Spring 8: http://www.spring8.or.jp/en/
National Synchrotron Light Source: http://www.nsls.bnl.gov/
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source: http://www.chess.cornell.edu/
Teaching Activities and Resources
Teaching activities, labs, and resources pertaining to Synchrotron.