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Title: X-ray polarization splitting by a single crystal evaluated with synchrotron x-rays

In hexagonal crystals such as quartz, an asymmetric Bragg reflection from two equivalent internal crystal planes can separate unpolarized x-rays into two linearly polarized components. The perfectly polarized and tunable x-rays from a synchrotron are ideal to evaluate polarization spitting in detail. One unanticipated feature is that additional reflections from the crystal affect the diffraction intensity of the two polarized components, an effect that is unlikely to matter in polarization spectroscopy of radiating plasmas for which the crystal is intended.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Ecopulse, Inc., 7884 Vervain Ct, Springfield, Virginia 22152 (United States)
  2. Physics Department, University of Nevada, Reno 89557 (United States)
  3. Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308676
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BRAGG REFLECTION; DIFFRACTION; MONOCRYSTALS; PLASMA; POLARIZATION; QUARTZ; SPECTROSCOPY; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; X RADIATION