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Submillimeter-resolution radiography of shielded structures with laser-accelerated electron beams
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • Viswanathan Ramanathan, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Sudeep Banerjee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Nathan D. Powers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Nathaniel Cunningham, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Nathan A. Chandler-Smith, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Kun Zhao, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Kevin J. Brown, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Donald Umstadter, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Shaun Clarke, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Sara Pozzi, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • James Beene, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Randy Vane, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • David Schultz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Date of this Version

Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators And Beams 13, 104701 (2010); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.13.104701


Copyright 2010 The American Physical Society. Used by permission.


We investigate the use of energetic electron beams for high-resolution radiography of flaws embedded in thick solid objects. A bright, monoenergetic electron beam (with energy >100 MeV) was generated by the process of laser-wakefield acceleration through the interaction of 50-TW, 30-fs laser pulses with a supersonic helium jet. The high energy, low divergence, and small source size of these beams make them ideal for high-resolution radiographic studies of cracks or voids embedded in dense materials that are placed at a large distance from the source. We report radiographic imaging of steel with submillimeter resolution.

Citation Information
Viswanathan Ramanathan, Sudeep Banerjee, Nathan D. Powers, Nathaniel Cunningham, et al.. "Submillimeter-resolution radiography of shielded structures with laser-accelerated electron beams" (2010)
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