Submillimeter-resolution radiography of shielded structures with laser-accelerated electron beamsDonald Umstadter Publications
Date of this Version1-1-2010
Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators And Beams 13, 104701 (2010); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.13.104701
AbstractWe 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 InformationViswanathan 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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