A versatile experimental system for tracking ultrafast chemical reactions with X-ray free-electron lasers

Tetsuo Katayama, Shunsuke Nozawa, Yasufumi Umena, Sunghee Lee, Tadashi Togashi, Shigeki Owada, Makina Yabashi

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Abstract

An experimental system, SPINETT (SACLA Pump-probe INstrumEnt for Tracking Transient dynamics), dedicated for ultrafast pump-probe experiments using X-ray free-electron lasers has been developed. SPINETT consists of a chamber operated under 1 atm helium pressure, two Von Hamos spectrometers, and a large two-dimensional detector having a short work distance. This platform covers complementary X-ray techniques; one can perform time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy, time-resolved X-ray emission spectroscopy, and time-resolved X-ray diffuse scattering. Two types of liquid injectors have been prepared for low-viscosity chemical solutions and for protein microcrystals embedded in a matrix. We performed a test experiment at SPring-8 Angstrom Compact free-electron LAser and demonstrated the capability of SPINETT to obtain the local electronic structure and geometrical information simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054302
JournalStructural Dynamics
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy

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    Katayama, T., Nozawa, S., Umena, Y., Lee, S., Togashi, T., Owada, S., & Yabashi, M. (2019). A versatile experimental system for tracking ultrafast chemical reactions with X-ray free-electron lasers. Structural Dynamics, 6(5), [054302]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111795