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Publication Citation: SURF III: A flexible Synchrotron Radiation Source for Radiometry and Research

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Author(s): Uwe Arp; Charles W. Clark; Lu Deng; Nadir S. Faradzhev; Alex P. Farrell; Mitchell L. Furst; Steven E. Grantham; Edward W. Hagley; Shannon B. Hill; Thomas B. Lucatorto; Ping-Shine Shaw; Charles S. Tarrio; Robert E. Vest;
Title: SURF III: A flexible Synchrotron Radiation Source for Radiometry and Research
Published: September 01, 2011
Abstract: The calculability of synchrotron radiation (SR) makes electron storage rings wonderful light sources for radiometry. The broadband nature of SR allows coverage of the whole spectral region from the x-ray to the far-infrared. Compact low-energy storage rings like SURF III are perfect sources for radiometric applications, because the output spectrum can be custom-tailored to the user‰s needs: Low current operations can simulate the solar spectrum, changes to the electron energy can deal with higher-order contributions of spectrometers and monochromators, and manipulation of the source size increases the lifetime or change the radiation density. At multi-user facilities these special operational conditions are generally not possible, since many users have to be satisfied simultaneously. NIST maintains at SURF one of the best SR-based calibration programs in the world: Standard lamp calibrations, detector calibrations, and measurements of optical properties are routinely performed at SURF with great reliability and accuracy.
Conference: The 16th Pan-American Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation Conference
Proceedings: Proceedings of the SRI 2010
Pages: 3 pp.
Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: September 21-24, 2010
Keywords: calibration; radiometry; space instrumentation; vacuum ultraviolet
Research Areas: Physics, Atomic Physics
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