Standard configuration for 8th user call

We encourage users to submit proposals to use the liquid jet installation at FXE to perform non-resonant X-ray emission and scattering in parallel. This experimental station has been well established for measuring ultrafast dynamics of species in solution at repetition rates up to 500 kHz and time resolution of 100 fs. Typical measurements have often included X-ray emission of 3d metals, including simultaneous measurements of multiple lines simultaneously. We anticipate successful proposals will be allocated between 3 to 4 16 hour shifts. For proposals that may require parameters outside the ranges mentioned below please contact the instrument directly to clarify the specific details and determine your experiment’s compatibility with the standard configuration.

Optical laser parameters
Wavelength range
490 nm - 800 nm (TOPAS OPA)
800/400/267 nm (Harmonics)
Pulse duration
< 60 fs
Typical pulse energies @ 1.1 MHz repetition rate
> 10 uJ for TOPAS and xHG at 267 nm, 40 uJ and 120 uJ at 400 nm and 800 nm, correspondingly
Focus size
100 um
Linear vertical or horizontal
X-ray parameters
Incident X-ray energies
7, 9.3 or 12.5 keV
Repetition rate
100-500 kHz
Typical pulse energies
> 2 mJ
Focus size
10 um
Linear horizontal
Experimental setup
Liquid jet diameter
100 um
Sample volume
>25 mL
Sample Pump
He atmosphere
Sample-Scattering detector distance
> 10 cm
Parallel X-ray emission measurements
Cr K⍺/Kβ/VtC
Fe K⍺/Kβ
Co K⍺/Kβ
Fe K⍺ and Co K⍺
Ni K⍺/Kβ/VtC
Others possible, please contact FXE for details
Von Hamos Bragg angle range
Vertical 70 – 83°
Wide-angle scattering range
0.5 – 7 Å-1 (photon energy dependent)
Experimental geometry
Quasi-collinear with Incidence angle between the laser and X-ray beams: 15 degrees or 3 degrees, in horizontal plane.

Besides this standard configuration we still offer the full capabilities of our instrument. Check up our full specification for the 8th call.