Special Issue "High Precision X-ray Measurements 2021"

A special issue of Condensed Matter (ISSN 2410-3896). This special issue belongs to the section "Spectroscopy and Imaging in Condensed Matter".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alessandro Scordo
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Guest Editor
INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Frascati, Roma, Italy
Interests: nuclear physics; X-ray physics; detector R&D; spectrometers; mosaic crystal; radioprotection; radiobiology
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Special Issue Information

Special Note: The Article Processing Fees will be Waived for all invited contributions from X-ray 2021.


HPXM2021 (High Precision X-ray Measurements 2021) is the second event, following HPXM2018, the first conference on High Precision X-ray Measurements held at the INFN Laboratories of Frascati in 2018. In the wake of the great success of the first edition, the conference is planned to consolidate the existing network successfully connecting different research teams, and to expand it. HPXM2021 will be an opportunity for participants to discuss and share results of their different activities, all sharing the goal of the high precision detection of X-rays.

The aim of the conference Special Issue is to update the X-ray physics community, collecting original contributions from different areas and research fields, from the most recent developments in X-ray detection and the possible impacts in nuclear physics, quantum physics, XRF, XES, EXAFS, PIXE, plasma emission spectroscopy, X-ray monochromators, synchrotron radiation, telescopes and space engineering, medical applications, cultural heritage, food and beverage quality control, elemental mapping, etc.

This second Special Issue will also host contributions related to radioprotection and ray-tracing simulations. A special focus of the conference and of the Special Issue continues to be research on graphite mosaic crystals and their applications.

Dr. Alessandro Scordo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • X-ray energy detectors
  • X-ray position detectors
  • spectrometers
  • X-ray tracing simulations
  • radioprotection
  • X-ray optics
  • graphite-based applications
  • X-ray imaging
  • cultural heritage applications of X-rays
  • X-rays in astrophysics
  • medical applications
  • X-rays in nuclear physics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Probing electron properties in ECR plasmas using X-ray bremsstrahlung and uorescence emission
Authors: B. Mishra1, A. Pidatella1, A.Galata, S.Biri, R. Racz, E. Naselli, M. Mazzaglia, G. Torrisi1 and D.Mascali1
Abstract: A quantitative analysis of X-ray emission from an electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma was performed to probe the spatial properties of intermediate energy electrons. A series of measurements were taken by INFN-LNS and ATOMKI, capturing spatially and spectrally resolved X-ray mapsas well as volumetric emissions from argon plasma. Comparing the former with model generated maps (involving space-resolved phenomenological electron energy distribution function and geometrical effciency calculated using ray-tracing MC routine) furnished information on structural aspects of the plasma. Similarly, fitting a model composed of bremsstrahlung and uorescence to the volumetric X-ray spectrum provided valuable insight into the density and temperature of confined and lost electrons. The latter can be fedback to existing electron kinetics models for simulating more relevant energies, consequently improving theoretical X-ray maps and establishing the method as an excellent indirect diagnostic tool for warm electrons, required for both fundamental and applied research in ECR plasmas.
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