Synchrotron Radiation

Production and Properties


This book introduces in a thorough and self-contained way the production of electromagnetic radiation by high energy electron storage rings. This radiation, which is called synchroton radiation, has become a research tool of wide application. Physicists, chemists, biologists, geologists, engineers, material scientists, and other scientific disciplines use it as a structural probe for the study of surfaces, bulk material, crystals, and viruses. Solids, liquids andgases can be spectroscopically analysed by using synchroton radiation. This book brings together for the first time the properties as well as the means of production of synchroton radiation and presents them in a coherent and clear way. It will be an indispensable reference for all those involved inmodern synchroton radiation experiments.
  • OUP Oxford; December 2008
  • ISBN 9780191565434
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  • Title: Synchrotron Radiation
  • Author: Philip Duke
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford

In The Press

Those who do wonder about the origins of synchrotron radiation will find P.J. Duke's book a valuable and thorough source of facts describing its physical basis from first principles. The reader sees the eleborate production and remarkable properties of synchrotron radiation unfolded within merely 251 pages and 15 chapters. More than forty years of experience in the field qualify the author to educate an international interdisciplinary community of synchrotronradiation users.