X-Ray Optics and Instrumentation

X-Ray Focusing: Techniques and Applications


Publishing date
01 Aug 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2010

Lead Editor

1Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA

2Space Science Office, NASA Marshal Space Flight Center, NASA/MSFC/VP62, Huntsville, AL 35812, USA

3Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6118, USA


X-Ray Focusing: Techniques and Applications

Description

This Special Issue of the Journal of X-Ray Optics and Instrumentation is devoted to a broad coverage of the increasingly important topic of X-ray focusing, including optics, beams, and applications. In part, this effort is a followup on a successful 2008 SPIE Optics and Photonics workshop on the same topic, with the goal of a comprehensive review of the topic in an archival form. Focused X-ray beams, ranging in size from nanometers to micrometers, are needed for a broad range of applications, from biology to material sciences, to interrogate physical, chemical, and biological states and processes with ever finer spatial resolution. In X-ray astronomy, improved focusing optical systems are needed for imaging faint or new objects. This Special Issue covers the latest in X-ray focusing techniques including theory, development, limitations, progress, and applications in a single archival document.

Topics to be covered in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Micro- and nanofocusing techniques (mirrors, multilayer, lenses, crystals, zone plates, polycapillaries, Kinoform arrays, multipore, etc.)
  • Theory and computations
  • Metrology
  • Implementation (mounting, etc.)
  • Feedback and control
  • Applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/xroi/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 841391
  • - Editorial

X-Ray Focusing: Techniques and Applications

Ali Khounsary | Stephen L. O'Dell | Gene Ice
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 139148
  • - Review Article

Kirkpatrick-Baez (KB) and Lobster Eye (LE) Optics for Astronomical and Laboratory Applications

René Hudec
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 867049
  • - Review Article

Focusing Polycapillary Optics and Their Applications

Carolyn A. MacDonald
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 412323
  • - Review Article

Thin Shell, Segmented X-Ray Mirrors

R. Petre
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 215375
  • - Review Article

Laue Gamma-Ray Lenses for Space Astrophysics: Status and Prospects

Filippo Frontera | Peter von Ballmoos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 109740
  • - Review Article

Focusing X-Ray Optics for Astronomy

Paul Gorenstein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 687496
  • - Review Article

Applications of Compact Laser-Driven EUV/XUV Plasma Sources

Armin Bayer | Frank Barkusky | ... | Klaus Mann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 401854
  • - Review Article

Multilayer Laue Lens: A Path Toward One Nanometer X-Ray Focusing

Hanfei Yan | Hyon Chol Kang | ... | Jörg Maser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 743485
  • - Review Article

Diffractive X-Ray Telescopes

Gerald K. Skinner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 295095
  • - Review Article

X-Ray Pore Optics Technologies and Their Application in Space Telescopes

Marcos Bavdaz | Max Collon | ... | Eric Wille