Demonstration of simultaneous experiments using thin crystal multiplexing at the Linac Coherent Light Source

Y. Feng, R. Alonso-Mori, T. R.M. Barends, V. D. Blank, S. Botha, M. Chollet, D. S. Damiani, R. B. Doak, J. M. Glownia, J. M. Koglin, H. T. Lemke, Marc Messerschmidt, K. Nass, S. Nelson, I. Schlichting, R. L. Shoeman, Yu V. Shvyd'Ko, M. Sikorski, S. Song, S. StoupinS. Terentyev, G. J. Williams, D. Zhu, A. Robert, S. Boutet

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Multiplexing of the Linac Coherent Light Source beam was demonstrated for hard X-rays by spectral division using a near-perfect diamond thin-crystal monochromator operating in the Bragg geometry. The wavefront and coherence properties of both the reflected and transmitted beams were well preserved, thus allowing simultaneous measurements at two separate instruments. In this report, the structure determination of a prototypical protein was performed using serial femtosecond crystallography simultaneously with a femtosecond time-resolved XANES studies of photoexcited spin transition dynamics in an iron spin-crossover system. The results of both experiments using the multiplexed beams are similar to those obtained separately, using a dedicated beam, with no significant differences in quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-633
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • diamond
  • FEL
  • multiplexing
  • thin-crystal Special issue on X-ray Free-Electron Lasers
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Feng, Y., Alonso-Mori, R., Barends, T. R. M., Blank, V. D., Botha, S., Chollet, M., Damiani, D. S., Doak, R. B., Glownia, J. M., Koglin, J. M., Lemke, H. T., Messerschmidt, M., Nass, K., Nelson, S., Schlichting, I., Shoeman, R. L., Shvyd'Ko, Y. V., Sikorski, M., Song, S., ... Boutet, S. (2015). Demonstration of simultaneous experiments using thin crystal multiplexing at the Linac Coherent Light Source. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 22, 626-633.