Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation

Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation

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The role of synchrotron radiation, which is high-intensity energy generated by particles circulating in storage rings, is rapidly expanding in many areas: material science, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. As new storage rings are being constructed all over the world, to add to the many already in use, the technique is becoming available to larger numbers of users. In comparison with other publications on synchrotron radiation, this text is intended to be on an elementary level, requiring only an undergraduate-level knowledge of physics and mathematics. The practical aspects are emphasized, making the treatment accessible to potential users and attractive to those already having some familiarity with this method. Researchers in physics, chemistry, molecular biology, engineering, materials science, and medicine; graduate students in these more

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  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 158.75 x 241.3 x 21.59mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 32 pp of halftones
  • 0195045246
  • 9780195045246

Table of contents

Synchrotron radiation - a unique tool for many disciplines; Synchrotron radiation sources and instrumentaion; Optical spectroscopy and EXAFS; Photoemission spectroscopy; Elastic X-ray scattering; Synchrotron radiation in technology and medicine; Desorption, microscopy, fluorescence, and other synchrotron radiation techniques; Future research more

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"The book is largely descriptive, using formulas only when absolutely necessary....For those who want an overview without mathematical rigour this is a rewarding book....Very informative." --Applied Optics"A welcome contribution to the somewhat scanty literature available on the applications of synchrotron radiation. In particular, it provides a useful graduate and undergraduate textbook on the subject . . . The author has . . . been able to present a remarkable amount of material in an attractive and intelligible form." --Synchrotron Radiation News"Giorgio Margaritondo's brisk survey conveys in less than 300 pages the breadth and excitement of the field. The book's level of presentation is agreeably conversational and largely qualitative. . . .Margaritondo's book should find a receptive audience among newcomers to the field and readers with a more general interest. I would recommend it especially to those managers of research organizations and officers of funding agencies who feel that they have neglected their education about synchrotron radiation and who would welcome a quick way to catch up. Active researchers will no doubt wish to keep a copy or two on their shelves to lend out to students contemplating thesis projects using synchrotron radiation." --Physics Today"The author has played an important role in the pioneering efforts in synchrotron radiation at Wisconsin and is well qualified to write this book...the book is certainly worth perusing by first-time synchrotron radiation users."--American Scientistshow more