Tables for
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International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 4.2, p. 237


D. C. Creaghb

The use of mirrors in a typical synchrotron-radiation beamline. The X-rays are emitted tangentially to the orbit of the stored positron beam. They pass through a beam-defining slit onto a mirror that serves three purposes, viz energy discrimination, heat absorption, and focusing, by means of a mechanical four-point bending system. The beam then passes into a double-crystal monochromator, which selects the desired photon energy. The second element of this monochromator is capable of being bent sagittally using a mechanical four-point bending system to focus the beam in the horizontal plane. The beam is then refocused and redirected by a second mirror.