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Design and implementation of a flexible beamline for fs electron diffraction experiments

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2012
Author Mancini G.F., Mansart B., Pagano S., van der Geer B., de Loos M., Carbone F.,
Project The dynamics of chemical bonds by ultrafast electron diffraction
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A
Volume (Issue) 691
Page(s) 113 - 122
Title of proceedings Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A
DOI 10.1016/j.nima.2012.06.057


By the use of a radiofrequency (RF) compression cavity synchronized to our laser system, in combination with a set of electron optics, we demonstrate that we can control the beam properties in terms of charge per pulse, transverse spotsize on the sample and temporal duration of the bunches. The characterization of the beam is performed via a light-electrons cross-correlation experiment and we demonstrate an overall temporal resolution around 300 fs for bunches containing up to 105 electrons at a repetition rate of 20 kHz