Closed source experimental system for soft x-ray spectroscopy of radioactive materials
2008 (English)In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 79, no 9, 093103- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An instrumental and experimental setup for soft x-ray spectroscopy meeting the requirements of a closed source for radioactivity is described. The system consists of a vacuum sealed cell containing the sample, mounted on a tubing system to ensure compatibility with most standard manipulators. The soft x rays penetrate a thin x-ray window separating the interior of the cell from the vacuum in the experimental chamber. Our first results for single crystal PuO2 confirm the feasibility of experiments using the setup. The results are consistent with results of first principles calculations and previously recorded spectra obtained using a standard open source setup. The results show that the closed source experimental system can be used to collect valuable experimental data from radioactive materials.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 79, no 9, 093103- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107107DOI: 10.1063/1.2991109ISI: 000260291800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107107DiVA: diva2:227681