Diamond Beam Position Monitors for X-ray Beamlines

Diamond Beam Position Monitors provide continuous flux and position data.

Diamond Beam Position Monitors for X-ray Beamlines

Sydor provides unique beam monitors that utilize a custom metalized, electronic grade diamond to provide in-situ flux, position, timing, and imaging.

When paired with Sydor’s Advanced Electrometer, the beamline can be programmed to provide automated alignment correction. Not only can users pair the beamline, but they can also pair the mirrors, target sample, or any other peripheral equipment. Sydor’s Advanced Electrometer is an all-in-one readout solution that integrates the monitor’s input current, digitized output flux, position and timing, calibration, and closed-loop stage/align feedback.

Sydor’s team of experts engineer each monitor to meet your beam’s requirements. This includes special designing of your monitor’s diamond thickness, metallization selection, and cabling selection.

Sydor also provides direct X-ray detectors that span the EUV, soft, tender, and hard X-ray regimes.

In-house Quality Assurance and Metallization

Sydor has worked alongside national leaders to develop procedures for development and testing. Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to offer in-house customizations such as DBPM metallizations and bonding procedures. We are also now able to perform our own in-house quality assurance. At our global headquarters, we have an X-ray source, an integrated stage, and BPMio electrometer for QA testing.

Continuing Developments

All of Sydor’s products are continuously under evaluation for potential enhancements and evolving research community performance requirements.

Sydor has been awarded various SBIR/STTR grants to develop upon our partner’s research and development efforts. At Sydor, we strive to continually push the capabilities of our products, improve user experience, and reduce the cost of ownership.

The data below explain various performance aspects of our x-ray beam position monitors.

X Ray Beam Charts 1

Single Crystal Diamond Flux Calibration
High quality diamond sensors have been shown to have a linear response with x-ray flux over 11 orders of magnitude.2

X Ray Beam Charts 4

Responsivity vs Photon Energy
High quality diamond sensors can operate over a wide spectral range.1

X Ray Beam Chart

X Position Resolution

X Ray Beam Chart

Y Position Resolution

High quality diamond quadrant sensors provide position resolutions of at least 0.1% of the x-ray beam’s size. The position resolution measurements shown are for a 4.00 mm horizontal x 1.00 mm vertical x-ray beam.3

X-Ray Beam Chart

Temporal Response
High quality diamond sensors allow the observation of individual synchrotron bunches. 2

  1. J. Keister and J. Smedley, NIM A 606, (2009), 7
  2. J. Bohon, E. Muller, and J. Smedley“Development of diamond-based X-ray detection for high-flux beamline diagnostics” J Synchrotron Radiation. 2010 Nov 1; 17(Pt 6): 711–718.
  3. J. Smedley, A. Héroux, J. W. Keister, M. Gaowei, E. Muller, J. Bohon, K. Attenkofer, J. Distel. Diamond X-ray Beam Position Monitors. Proceedings of the 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference, New York, NY USA. pp. 483-485.

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