The Journal of X-Ray Optics and Instrumentation aims to promote research and technology development in x-ray optics, sources, detectors, and systems. Papers are encouraged in the development and analysis of individual components as well as system design and the interaction of component properties in system performance. The Journal provides a common venue for researchers in myriad application ares including astronomy, material science, plasma physics, medical instruments, synchrotron applications, solid state physics, and mineralogy, to encourage a broad perspective and cross-fertilization.
Source characterization and development areas include advances in stationary and rotating x-ray tubes and tube arrays, plasma and laser-generated sources, Compton sources, synchrotron beam line design, FEL and other x-ray lasers, and novel sources.
Optics development, metrology and defect analysis areas include: pinholes and parallel hole collimators; filters and windows; curved, flat, single and mosaic crystals, both Bragg and Laue; transmission and reflection gratings; mirrors; mirror and optic coatings; multilayers; optic cooling; refractive, compound, and array optics; pore and lobster-eye optics; adaptive optics; single and poly- capillaries; Fresnel and zone plate optics; waveguides; and polarizing optics.
X-ray detector areas comprise cryogenic and room temperature semiconductor detectors, scintillators, and multichannel plates, flat panel thin film transistors, multiwires, phosphors, CZTs and CCDs, and superconducting arrays.
Papers are encouraged in the development and characterization of new technology for diffraction and other elastic scattering, fluorescence, inelastic scattering, EXAFS and other spectroscopies, topography, tomography, and tomosynthesis. New component and instrument development in imaging applications ranging in scale from microscopy to small animal imaging, through mammography, CT, and remote inspection to astronomy are also encouraged. Research in new instrumentation for other areas of medicine and biology, including novel technology for radiation therapy and dosimetry, is solicited. Papers on the adaptation of x-ray components to other particles and energies such as neutron optics are also encouraged.