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dc.contributor.authorRule, D.W.
dc.contributor.authorFiorito, R.B.
dc.contributor.authorPiestrup, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorGary, C.K.
dc.contributor.authorMaruyama, X.K.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-19T18:08:46Z
dc.date.available2017-04-19T18:08:46Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationD.W. Rule, R.B. Fiorito, M.A. Piestrup, C.K. Gary, X.K. Maruyama, "Production of X-rays by the interaction of charged particle beams with periodic structures and crystalline materials," Proceedings of SPIE's 1991 International Symposium on Optical Science and Engineering, 21-26 July, San Diego, CA. Conf. #1552 Short Wavelenqth Radiation Sources, paper #25, 13 p.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/52669
dc.description.abstractWe describe our recent experimental study of the production of x-rays by an electron beam interacting with a crystal lattice, i.e. parametric x-ray (PX) generation. In this radiation process the virtual photon field associated with a relativistic electron traveling in a crystal is diffracted by the crystal lattice in the same way that real x-rays are diffracted by crystals. The radiation produced satisfies the Bragg condition associated with the diffraction of the virtual photons which are nearly parallel to the velocity of the electrons. This phenomenon is associated with a more general class of radiation production mechanisms which include transition radiation (TR), diffraction radiation (DR), and Smith-Purcell radiation. In each case, radiation is produced when the particle's fields are altered by interacting with a material whose dielectric constant varies along or near the particle's trajectory. The usual acceleration mechanism for the production of radiation is not involved in these phenomena. In the case of a crystal, the periodic electric susceptibility interacting with the particle's field produces parametric x-rays. We will also present a theoretical overview of this phenomenon which can be used to generate monochromatic, linearly polarized, directional x-rays. Accelerators with energies ranging from a few MeV to hundreds of MeV may be used as drivers for novel parametric x-ray generators for various applications requiring the unique properties of these sources.en_US
dc.format.extent13 p.en_US
dc.publisherSPIEen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleProduction of x-rays by the interaction of charged particle beams with periodic structures and crystalline materialsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US


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