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Publication Citation: Asymmetrically cut crystal pair as x-ray magnifier for imaging at high intensity laser facilities.

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Author(s): Lawrence T. Hudson; Albert Henins; C.I Szabo; Uri Feldman; John F. Seely; John J. Curry;
Title: Asymmetrically cut crystal pair as x-ray magnifier for imaging at high intensity laser facilities.
Published: October 20, 2010
Abstract: The potential of an x-ray magnifier prepared from a pair of asymmetrically cut crystals is studied to explore high energy x-ray imaging capabilities at high intensity laser facilities. OMEGA-EP and NIF when irradiating mid and high Z targets can be a source of high-energy x-rays whose production mechanisms and use as backlighters are a subject of active research. This paper studies the properties and potential of existing asymmetric cut crystal pairs from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) built in a new enclosure for imaging x-ray sources. The technique of the x-ray magnifier has been described previously. This new approach is aimed to find a design that could be used at laser facilities by magnifying the x-ray source into a screen far away from the target chamber center, with fixed magnification defined by the crystals lattice spacing and the asymmetry angles. The magnified image is monochromatic and the imaging wavelength is set by crystal asymmetry and incidence angles. First laboratory results are presented and discussed
Citation: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 18
Pages: pp. 10E311-1 - 10E311-3
Keywords: crystal; x-ray
Research Areas: Radiation Physics
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