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Thermal, structural, and fabrication aspects of diamond windows for high-power synchrotron x-ray beamlines
Author(s): Ali M. Khounsary; William Phillips
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology have made it possible to produce thin free-standing diamond foils that can be used as the window material in high heat load synchrotron beamlines. Numerical simulations suggest that these windows can offer an attractive and at times the only alternative to beryllium windows for use in third generation x-ray synchrotron radiation beamlines. Utilization, design, and fabrication aspects of diamond windows for high heat load x-ray beamlines are discussed, as are the microstructure characteristics bearing on diamond's performance in this role. Analytic and numerical results are also presented to provide a basis for the design and testing of such windows.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1739, High Heat Flux Engineering, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140498
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Ali M. Khounsary, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
William Phillips, Crystallume (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1739:
High Heat Flux Engineering
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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