DOI: 10.3390/photonics10080948 ISSN:

Advantages of Using Hard X-ray Photons for Ultrafast Diffraction Measurements

Vladimir Lipp, Ichiro Inoue, Beata Ziaja
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

We present a comparative theoretical study of silicon crystals irradiated with X-ray free-electron laser pulses, using hard X-ray photons of various energies. Simulations are performed with our in-house hybrid code XTANT based on Monte Carlo, Tight Binding and Molecular Dynamics simulation techniques. By comparing the strength of the coherently scattered signal and the corresponding electronic radiation damage for three X-ray photon energies available at the SACLA free-electron laser facility, we conclude that it would be beneficial to use higher photon energies for “diffraction-before-destruction” experiments.

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