Picosecond diffraction at the ESRF: How far have we come and where are we going?

Michael Wulff, Qingyu Kong, Marco Cammarata, Manuela Lo Russo, Philip Anfinrud, Friedrich Schotte, MacIej Lorenc, Hyotcherl Ihee, Tae Kyu Kim, Anton Plech

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Abstract

The realization of solution phase pump-probe diffraction experiments on beamline ID09B is described. The pink beam from a low-K in-vacuum undulator is used to study the structural dynamics of small molecules in solution to 100 picosecond time resolution and at atomic resolution. The X-ray chopper and the associated timing modes of the synchrotron are described. The dissociation of molecular iodine in liquid CCl4 is studied by single pulse diffraction. The data probe not only the iodine structures but also the solvent structure as the latter is thermally excited by the flow of energy from recombining iodine atoms. The low-q part of the diffraction spectra is a sensitive probe of the hydrodynamics of the solvent as a function of time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSYNCHROTRON RADIATION INSTRUMENTATION
Subtitle of host publicationNinth International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
Pages1187-1194
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 26
EventSYNCHROTRON RADIATION INSTRUMENTATION: 9th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 May 282006 Jun 28

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume879
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceSYNCHROTRON RADIATION INSTRUMENTATION: 9th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period06/5/2806/6/28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Wulff, M., Kong, Q., Cammarata, M., Lo Russo, M., Anfinrud, P., Schotte, F., Lorenc, M., Ihee, H., Kim, T. K., & Plech, A. (2007). Picosecond diffraction at the ESRF: How far have we come and where are we going? In SYNCHROTRON RADIATION INSTRUMENTATION: Ninth International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (pp. 1187-1194). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 879). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2436276