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Title: Accelerator-driven X-ray Sources

After an introduction which mentions x-ray tubes and storage rings and gives a brief review of special relativity, the subject is treated under the following topics and subtopics: synchrotron radiation (bending magnet radiation, wiggler radiation, undulator radiation, brightness and brilliance definition, synchrotron radiation facilities), x-ray free-electron lasers (linac-driven X-ray FEL, FEL interactions, self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE), SASE self-seeding, fourth-generation light source facilities), and other X-ray sources (energy recovery linacs, Inverse Compton scattering, laser wakefield accelerator driven X-ray sources. In summary, accelerator-based light sources cover the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Synchrotron radiation (bending magnet, wiggler and undulator radiation) has unique properties that can be tailored to the users’ needs: bending magnet and wiggler radiation is broadband, undulator radiation has narrow spectral lines. X-ray FELs are the brightest coherent X-ray sources with high photon flux, femtosecond pulses, full transverse coherence, partial temporal coherence (SASE), and narrow spectral lines with seeding techniques. New developments in electron accelerators and radiation production can potentially lead to more compact sources of coherent X-rays.
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Conference: 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference ; 2015-10-31 - 2015-10-31 ; San Diego, California, United States
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS Accelerator Design; Technology; and Operations; Synchrotron Radiation; X-rays; X-ray Free-Electron Lasers