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Improved performances of CIBER-X: a new tabletop laser-driven electron and x-ray source
Author(s): Jean-Pierre Girardeau-Montaut; Bela Kiraly; Claire Girardeau-Montaut
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Paper Abstract

We present the most recent data concerning the performances of the table-top laser driven electron and x-ray source developed in our laboratory. X-ray pulses are produced by a three-step process which consists of the photoelectron emission from a thin metallic photocathode illuminated by 16 ps duration laser pulse at 213 nm. The e-gun is a standard pierce diode electrode type, in which electrons are accelerated by a cw electric fields of 12 MV/m. The photoinjector produced a train of 90 - 100 keV electron pulses of approximately 1 nC and 40 A peak current at a repetition rate of 10 Hz. The electrons, transported outside the diode, are focused onto a target of thulium by magnetic fields produced by two electromagnetic coils to produce x-rays. Applications to low dose imagery of inert and living materials are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4144, Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics, (2 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405900
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Jean-Pierre Girardeau-Montaut, Univ. Claude Bernard (France)
Bela Kiraly, Univ. Claude Bernard and Univ. of Szeged (France)
Claire Girardeau-Montaut, Univ. Claude Bernard (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4144:
Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics
Carolyn A. MacDonald; Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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