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Diamond for high-heat-load synchrotron x-ray applications
Author(s): Wah Keat Lee
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Paper Abstract

Synchroton facilities worldwide provide scientists with useful radiation in the ultraviolet to the x-ray regime. Third-generation synchrotron sources will deliver photon fluxes in the 1015 photons/s/0.1%BW range, with brilliance on the order of 1018 photons/s/0.1%BW/mrad2mm2. Along with the increase in flux and brilliance is an increase in the power and power densities of the x-ray beam. Depending on the particular insertion device, the x-ray beam can have total power in excess of 10 kW and peak power density of more than 400 W/mm2. Such high heat loads are a major challenge in the design and fabrication of x-ray beamline components. The superior thermal and mechanical properties of diamond make it a good candidate as material in these components. Single crystal diamonds can be used as x-ray monochromators, while polycrystalline or CVD diamonds can be used in a variety of ways on the front-end beamline components. This paper will discuss the issues regarding the feasibility of using diamond in third-generation synchrotron beamline components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1995
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2428, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1994, (14 July 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213711
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Wah Keat Lee, Argonne National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2428:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1994
Harold E. Bennett; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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