Plasma X-ray Source
Here, the focussed Ti:Sa laser pulses generate plasma on a copper target, which produces short-pulsed X-rays at the characteristic lines of the target material. Using this technology, optical pump / X-ray probe experiments with a great can be realized, which are otherwise only possible at synchrotrons or linear accelerators.
For investigations in the field of biophysics and for investigations of macromolecular systems, the small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) range is of interest. Therefore, a Kratky camera is available, which can either be used at the PXSCu or for pre-measurements at a continuous X-ray source and allow also optical excitation during the experiments.
X-ray Plasma Source with cw X-ray tube, Kratky camera and Pilatus detector