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Synchrotron Radiation (SR) in Solid State Research

Prof. Dr. Mohsen Abd-Elmeguid

2 h lectures (Thursday, 10.00-12.00 at seminar room 201, II. Physikalisches Institut)




  • I. Introduction

  • I.1. Production and properties of Synchrotron Radiation (SR)

  • I.2. Instruments for optimization of SR

  • Insertion devices, X-ray optics, and detectors

  • II. Research using SR in science and Technology

  • II.1. Structural investigations
    • - x-ray diffraction, x-ray absorption, total reflection, and x-ray imaging
  • II.2. Electronic structure of materials
    • - Photo emission spectroscopy and x-ray emission (soft x-ray emission)
  • II.3. Magnetic properties of materials
    • - x-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD)
  • III. Recent advances in SR sources
    • -The free Electron Laser




  • Handbook of Synchrotron Radiation Elsevier (North Holland)
  • "Synchrotron light" Springer-Verlag Compact Disc 2000
  • http://xdb.lbl.gov
  • G. K. Green: "Spectra and Optics of Synchrotron Radiation", in Proposal for National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, BNL-50595 (1977).
  • H. Winick: "Properties of Synchrotron Radiation", in H. Winick and  S. Doniach, Eds., Synchrotron Radiation Research (Plenum, New York, 1979), p. 11.
  • S. Krinsky: "undulators as Sources of Synchrotron Radiation", IEEE Tran. Nucl. Sci. NS-30, 3078
  • 18. IFF-Ferienkurs "Synchrotronstrahlung in der FEstkörperforschung", (1987)
  • 23. IFF-Ferienkurs "Synchrotronstrahlung zur Erforschung kondensierter Materie" (1992)

Lecture Notes