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An in-vacuum diffractometer for resonant elastic soft x-ray scattering

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Hawthorn, D.G. ; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada ; He, F. ; Venema, L. ; Davis, H.
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We describe the design, construction, and performance of a 4-circle in-vacuum diffractometer for resonant elastic soft x-ray scattering. The diffractometer, installed on the resonant elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering beamline at the Canadian Light Source, includes 9 in-vacuum motions driven by in-vacuum stepper motors and operates in ultra-high vacuum at base pressure of 2 × 10-10 Torr. Cooling to a base temperature of 18 K is provided with a closed-cycle cryostat. The diffractometer includes a choice of 3 photon detectors: a photodiode, a channeltron, and a 2D sensitive channelplate detector. Along with variable slit and filter options, these detectors are suitable for studying a wide range of phenomena having both weak and strong diffraction signals. Example measurements of diffraction and reflectivity in Nd-doped (La,Sr)2CuO4 and thin film (Ga,Mn)As are shown.

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Review of Scientific Instruments  (Volume:82 ,  Issue: 7 )

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Jul 2011

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