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Title: The role of EBIT in X-ray laser research

Abstract

Back in the early 1980's the X-ray laser program required a new level of understanding and measurements of the atomic physics of highly charged ions. The electron-beam ion trap (EBIT) was developed and built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as part of the effort to understand and measure the cross sections and wavelengths of highly charged ions. In this paper we will discuss some of the early history of EBIT and how it was used to help in the development of X-ray lasers. EBIT's capability was unique and we will show some of the experimental results obtained over the years that were done related to X-ray lasers. As X-ray lasers have now become a table-top tool we will show some new areas of research that involve understanding the index of refraction in partially ionized plasmas and suggest new areas where EBIT may be able to contribute.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
940489
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-227556
Journal ID: ISSN 0008-4204; CJPHAD; TRN: US0807143
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Canadian Journal of Physics, vol. 86, no. 1, January 1, 2008, pp. 19-23; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; ATOMIC PHYSICS; CROSS SECTIONS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; REFRACTIVE INDEX; WAVELENGTHS; X-RAY LASERS

Citation Formats

Nilsen, J. The role of EBIT in X-ray laser research. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Nilsen, J. The role of EBIT in X-ray laser research. United States.
Nilsen, J. Thu . "The role of EBIT in X-ray laser research". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/940489.
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abstractNote = {Back in the early 1980's the X-ray laser program required a new level of understanding and measurements of the atomic physics of highly charged ions. The electron-beam ion trap (EBIT) was developed and built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as part of the effort to understand and measure the cross sections and wavelengths of highly charged ions. In this paper we will discuss some of the early history of EBIT and how it was used to help in the development of X-ray lasers. EBIT's capability was unique and we will show some of the experimental results obtained over the years that were done related to X-ray lasers. As X-ray lasers have now become a table-top tool we will show some new areas of research that involve understanding the index of refraction in partially ionized plasmas and suggest new areas where EBIT may be able to contribute.},
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journal = {Canadian Journal of Physics, vol. 86, no. 1, January 1, 2008, pp. 19-23},
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year = {Thu Jan 25 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Jan 25 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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