X-Ray Optics

High-Energy-Resolution Applications

  • Yuri Shvyd’ko

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-406

About this book


The generation of radiation with well-defined frequency and wavelength, and the ability to precisely determine these quantities, are of fundamental importance in physics and other natural sciences. Monochromatic radiation enables both very accurate structure determinations and studies of the dynamics of living and non-living matter. It is crucial for the realization of standards of time and length, for the determination of fundamental constants, and for many other aspects of basic research.

Bragg backscattering from perfect crystals is a tool for creating, manipulating, and analyzing x-rays with highest spectral purity. It has the unique feature of selecting x-rays with narrow spectral bandwidth. This book describes the theoretical foundations and principles of x-ray crystal optics with high spectral resolution. Various experimental studies and applications are presented and the author also addresses the development of instrumentation, such as high-resolution x-ray monochromators, analyzers, wavelength meters, resonators, and interferometers. The book will be a valuable source of information for all students and researchers working in the field of x-ray optics.


Experiment Interferometer Isotope Monochromator X-ray Bragg diffraction X-ray analyzers X-ray monochromators X-ray optics X-ray resonators X-ray scattering X-ray spectrometers optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuri Shvyd’ko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05992-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-40890-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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