Tabletop Source of Hard X-rays: Toward a Compact XFEL

Tabletop Source of Hard X-rays: Toward a Compact XFEL

October 6, 2016


727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85287


Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Date and Time

October 13, 2016, 11:30 am (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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William Graves, Ph.D., Associate Professor, ASU Physics Department and the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery

Advances in accelerator and laser technologies enable optimized production of intense beams of ultrashort X-ray pulses. The X-rays are produced by inverse Compton scattering of a high power laser pulse on a bright electron beam produced by a compact and inexpensive X-band linear accelerator and RF photoinjector. The resulting X-ray beam is orders of magnitude brighter than existing laboratory sources. In the near future, methods to generate nanopatterned electron beams will produce fully coherent X-rays from a tabletop XFEL. ASU is now beginning a major effort to realize these exciting new X-ray sources. A diverse range of technologies are under development to produce the required X-ray properties, including patterned crystals for patterned electron diffraction, ultrastable RF and microwave equipment and power supplies, and powerful ultrashort lasers.

This seminar is presented by ASU Connection One Research Center.

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