Compact source of narrowband and tunable X-rays for radiography

Sudeep Banerjee, Shouyuan Chen, Nathan Powers, Daniel Haden, Cheng Liu, G. Golovin, Jun Zhang, Baozhen Zhao, S. Clarke, S. Pozzi, J. Silano, H. Karwowski, Donald Umstadter

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Abstract

We discuss the development of a compact X-ray source based on inverse-Compton scattering with a laser-driven electron beam. This source produces a beam of high-energy X-rays in a narrow cone angle (5-10 mrad), at a rate of 108 photons-s-1. Tunable operation of the source over a large energy range, with energy spread of ∼50%, has also been demonstrated. Photon energies >10 MeV have been obtained. The narrowband nature of the source is advantageous for radiography with low dose, low noise, and minimal shielding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume350
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Photonuclear physics
  • Thomson scattering
  • Wakefield acceleration
  • X-rays

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Compact source of narrowband and tunable X-rays for radiography. / Banerjee, Sudeep; Chen, Shouyuan; Powers, Nathan; Haden, Daniel; Liu, Cheng; Golovin, G.; Zhang, Jun; Zhao, Baozhen; Clarke, S.; Pozzi, S.; Silano, J.; Karwowski, H.; Umstadter, Donald.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 350, 01.05.2015, p. 106-111.

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Banerjee, S, Chen, S, Powers, N, Haden, D, Liu, C, Golovin, G, Zhang, J, Zhao, B, Clarke, S, Pozzi, S, Silano, J, Karwowski, H & Umstadter, D 2015, 'Compact source of narrowband and tunable X-rays for radiography', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, vol. 350, pp. 106-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2015.01.015
Banerjee, Sudeep ; Chen, Shouyuan ; Powers, Nathan ; Haden, Daniel ; Liu, Cheng ; Golovin, G. ; Zhang, Jun ; Zhao, Baozhen ; Clarke, S. ; Pozzi, S. ; Silano, J. ; Karwowski, H. ; Umstadter, Donald. / Compact source of narrowband and tunable X-rays for radiography. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 2015 ; Vol. 350. pp. 106-111.
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