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Applications of an x-ray plasma source driven by an excimer laser: in vivo microscopy, microradiography, and radiobiology
Author(s): Sarah Bollanti; Robin A. Cotton; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Francesco Flora; Gualtiero Giordano; Giovanni Schina; Tommaso Letardi; Nicola Lisi; Alessandro Nottola; Kostandia Vigli-Papadaki; Armando Reale; Libero Palladino; Lucia Reale; Mauro Belli; Fiorenza Ianzini; M. A. Tobocchini; Anna Scafati; Anatoly Ya. Faenov; Tatiana A. Pikuz; Patrizia Albertano
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Paper Abstract

A high brightness x-ray source has been obtained by focusing the large aperture excimer laser HERCULES on a solid target with a laser intensity of more than 1013W/cm2. The characteristics of the x-ray source for different laser time evolution in the range 6-120 ns are investigated. Experimental result on specific applications of the source, like the soft x-ray contact microscopy and the low photon energy radiobiology will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3423, Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (14 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316625
Show Author Affiliations
Sarah Bollanti, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Robin A. Cotton, ENEA Frascati (United Kingdom)
Paolo Di Lazzaro, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Francesco Flora, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Gualtiero Giordano, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Giovanni Schina, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Tommaso Letardi, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Nicola Lisi, ENEA Frascati (Switzerland)
Alessandro Nottola, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Kostandia Vigli-Papadaki, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Armando Reale, Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and INFN (Italy)
Libero Palladino, Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and INFN (Italy)
Lucia Reale, Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and INFN (Italy)
Mauro Belli, Istituto Superiore di Sanita (Italy)
Fiorenza Ianzini, Istituto Superiore di Sanita (Italy)
M. A. Tobocchini, Istituto Superiore di Sanita (Italy)
Anna Scafati, Istituto Superiore di Sanita (Italy)
Anatoly Ya. Faenov, NPO VNIIFTRI (Russia)
Tatiana A. Pikuz, NPO VNIIFTRI (Russia)
Patrizia Albertano, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3423:
Second GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Amalia Torre; Giuseppe Baldacchini, Editor(s)

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