X-Ray WWW Server 

Welcome to the X-Ray World Wide Web Server! This server has been operational since April 1994. It is running on a DECStation 5100 which has been made available by the Department of Physics at Uppsala University in Sweden. It is the repository of the COREX bibliography and database, the Henke atomic scattering factors, and other information of interest to x-ray spectroscopists. It provides links to additional locations for information about x-ray research, including conferences, synchrotron radiation laboratories, and other x-ray related Web or FTP sites. You can view the statistics for operation of this server. For more information you can e-mail the XRAYMAN at: xrayman@xray.uu.se

Server last updated February 15, 2000

Getting access to the contents of the server

The COREX Database
A database of atomic and molecular core edge excitation oscillator strengths, as described by A.P. Hitchcock and D.C. Mancini, in Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, Vol. 67, No. 1 (1994). You may display the oscillator strengths or download the files for use. Contents are compiled and Copyright 1993, 1994 by A.P. Hitchcock and D.C. Mancini, all rights reserved.
The COREX Bibliographies
Bibliographies and indices for the COREX Database in a variety of formats. You can perform simple searches on the bibliography, and view or download the entries that match your query.
The Henke X-ray Scattering Factors
The x-ray scattering factors f1 and f2 as published by B. L. Henke, E. M. Gullikson, and J. C. Davis, in Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables, Vol. 54, No. 2 (1993). It is also accessible via a Periodic Table interface.
X-ray Emission Lines
The x-ray emission line energies as published by J. A. Bearden, in "X-Ray Wavelengths," Rev. Mod. Phys. 39, (1967) p.78.
Electron Binding Energies
The electron binding energies of the elements in their natural form, as compiled by Gwyn Williams from published sources.
The Bell Jar electronic issue no. 2 (October 1994)
This article, Generating X-Rays With Receiving Tubes, describes the experiments of Bob Templeman of Chicago IL, condensed from material originally presented in Vol. 3, Nos. 1 & 2 (Winter & Spring 1994) of the Bell Jar. Old TV tubes are used as cold cathode x-ray emitters in a simple apparatus developed by Bob Templeman. With some beam tubes, the intensity is adequate to make x-ray photographs of objects using standard films.
Historical Information about X-Rays
Currently, includes a list of Nobel Prizes awarded for research using x-rays.

Additional sources of x-ray information

You will find more material at the following links:


  • Program of the International Workshop on Soft X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, March 25 - 26 1995, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Synchrotron Radiation Laboratories

  • ALS: Advanced Light Source (LBL, Berkeley, CA USA)
  • APS: Advanced Photon Source (ANL, Chicago, IL USA)
  • BSRF: Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • CAMD: Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (Baton Rouge, LA USA)
  • CHESS: Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (Ithaca, NY USA)
  • Daresbury Laboratory SERC (Daresbury, England)
  • DELTA: Dortmund Electron Test Accelerator (Dortmund, Germany)
  • Duke FEL Laboratory (Durham, NC USA)
  • Elettra (Trieste, Italy)
  • ELSA: ELectron Stretcher and Accelerator (Bonn, Germany)
  • ESRF: European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France)
  • Hasylab (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)
  • MAXLab (Lund, Sweden)
  • LURE (Orsay, France)
  • NSLS: National Synchrotron Light Source (BNL, Brookhaven, NY USA)
  • The Photon Factory (KEK, Tsukuba, Japan)
  • SPring-8 (Riken Go, Japan)
  • SSRL: Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SLAC, Stanford, CA USA)
  • SLS: Swiss Light Source (PSI, Villigen, Switzerland)
  • SRRC: Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (Hsinchu City, Taiwan)
  • SURF II: Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility (NIST, Gaithersburg, MD USA)
  • UW Synchrotron Radiation Center (Stoughton, WI USA)
  • Additional Sites

  • BNL: Brookhaven National Laboratory (Brookhaven, NY USA)
  • Crystallography Virtual Library (ECC - IUC)
  • ESRS: The European Synchrotron Radiation Society
  • IIT Synchrotron Radiation Program
  • International XAFS Society and Database
  • IUCr: International Union of Crystallography
  • LLNL Elastic Photon-Atom Scattering
  • Stonybrook University X-Ray Microscopy FTP Site
  • CXRL: Center for X-Ray Lithography (U. of Wisconsin, Stoughton, WI USA)
  • CXRO: Center for X-Ray Optics (LBL, Berkeley, CA USA)
  • Medical Radiography Home Page
  • Molecular Structure Laboratory (Dept. Chem., Stonybrook U., NY USA)
  • NASA X-Ray Microscopy
  • National Nuclear Data Center (BNL, Brookhaven, NY USA)
  • The UWXAFS Project
  • E-mail new site info to xrayman@xray.uu.se

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