Accession Number : AD0689237

Title :   COMPTON BACK-SCATTERED (CBS) SOFT X-RAY SOURCE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 68-Feb 69,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF SAN BERNARDINO OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Kash,Sidney W.

Report Date : 12 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Low energy X-rays can be produced by Compton back-scattering a laser beam off a beam of relativistic electrons. It appears feasible by this method to provide fluences sufficient for the study of the effects of X-rays on small material samples. The underlying principles of this X-ray production technique and estimates of obtainable fluences are presented. Several areas for further study and methods to enhance the X-ray fluence are indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*X RAYS, SOURCES), (*COMPTON SCATTERING, COHERENT RADIATION), BACKSCATTERING, ELECTRON BEAMS, LASERS, GAMMA RAYS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE