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Undulators, Wigglers and Their Applications

1st Edition

Edited by Hideo Onuki, Pascal Elleaume

CRC Press

456 pages

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A "wiggler" is an insertion device used for spatially concentrating radiation for research purposes, and an "undulator" is a multi-period wiggler. Undulator and wiggler devices are inserted in a free straight section of the storage ring of the synchrotron. This book explores the radiation produced by these insertion devices, the engineering and associated beamline instrumentation, and some applications. The authors cover topics from a variety of fields, such as solid state physics, biology, biomedical systems, polarization modulation spectroscopy, optical engineering, and metrology. Their treatment of the subject will undoubtedly stimulate readers' interest in the many applications of insertion devices.


"This book provides a detailed description of the radiation produced by undulators and wigglers, their engineering and associated beam line instrumentation, and various scientific applications. … [A} valuable information resource for the advanced undergraduate and physics graduate students, researchers and engineers working in the field of synchrotron radiation."

- E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 12, Dec. 2004

Table of Contents


Electron Beam Dynamics, L. Farvacque

Generalities on the Synchrotron Radiation, P. Elleaume

Undulator Radiation, P. Elleaume

Bending Magnet and Wiggler Radiation, R.P. Walker

Technology of Insertion Devices, J. Chavanne and P. Elleaume

Polarizing Undulators and Wigglers, H. Onuki



Exotic Insertion Devices, S. Sasaki

Free Electron Lasers, M.E. Couprie


Impact of Insertion Devices on Macromolecular Crystallography, Wakatsuki

Choice of Insertion Device

Optics and Choice of Wavelengths

End Station Instrumentation

Area Detectors

Data Acquisition and Data Analysis

Ancillary Facilities

New Operation Modes of Synchrotron Radiation Protein Crystallography

Recent Results from Insertion Device Beam Lines

Future Outlook

Intravenous Coronary Angiography as an Example, W.R. Dix

Polarization ModulationSpectroscopy by Polarizing Undulator, H, Onuki, T. Yamada, and K. Yagi-Watanbe

Circular Dicroism (CD) Measurement and Two Dimensional CD Imaging

Magnetic Circular Measurement

Solid State Physics, T. Miyahara

X-ray Optics, W.K. Lee, P. Fernandez, and D.M. Mills

Metrological Applications, T. Saito

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics