Optimizing the accuracy and precision of the single-pulse Laue technique for synchrotron photo-crystallography

Radosaw Kamiński, Timothy Graber, Jason B. Benedict, Robert Henning, Yu Sheng Chen, Stephan Scheins, Marc Messerschmidt, Philip Coppens

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The accuracy that can be achieved in single-pulse pump-probe Laue experiments is discussed. It is shown that with careful tuning of the experimental conditions a reproducibility of the intensity ratios of equivalent intensities obtained in different measurements of 3-4% can be achieved. The single-pulse experiments maximize the time resolution that can be achieved and, unlike stroboscopic techniques in which the pump-probe cycle is rapidly repeated, minimize the temperature increase due to the laser exposure of the sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-485
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of synchrotron radiation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2 2010



  • Laue method
  • RATIO method
  • accuracy
  • photo-crystallography
  • single-pulse diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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