Focusing system of synchrotron radiation with refractive mosaic lenses for the station “Extreme state of matter” of the VEPP-4

13 Jul 2020, 21:25
Poster X-ray structural analysis Poster Session


Alexandr Berdyugin (INP)


The purpose of the work is to create a system for focusing synchrotron radiation for the station “Extreme state of matter” on a VEPP-4 [1]. For experiments at this station, there is a problem of insufficient radiation intensity, which worsens the statistics in fast processes experiments with an exposure time of diffraction patterns of 100 ps [2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. This problem can be solved through the use of refractive focusing optics made of a polymer (epoxy resin SU-8). An x-ray mosaic lens was chosen for focusing [7]. The system makes it possible to focus SR into a smaller spot by increasing the radiation intensity and allowing realizing a local structural analysis. The following tasks were solved:
1) the mechanical precision parts of the detector alignment and fastening system are designed and manufactured;
2) a control program for the adjustment device is designed;
3) a calculation was made of the heat absorption on the lens and its heating under monochromatic and polychromatic radiation using the ANSYS program;
4) the system is installed and debugged on the channel No. 8 VEPP-4;
5) an experiment was conducted to focus synchrotron radiation on a monochromatic beam.
In the experiment it was shown that the lens stably works on monochromatic radiation, but it heats up strongly (heating rate of 17 deg / s) on polychromatic radiation. A scheme of the pulsed operation of the lens (active interval of 100 ms) for the study of fast-flowing processes on polychromatic radiation is proposed.
This work was supported by RFBR grant 19-29-12045 and Ministry of Science and Education of Russia grant AAAA-A17-117030310280-6.

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Primary author


Boris Tolochko (Institute of solid state chemistry and mechanochemistry) Dr Vladimir Nazmov Aleksandr Kosov (Budker INP SB RAS)

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