Accession Number : ADA302840

Title :   The Vanderbilt University Free-Electron Laser Center.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Feb 87-31 Jan 91,

Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Brau, Charles A.

PDF Url : ADA302840

Report Date : JAN 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Vanderbilt University has established a multidisciplinary Free-Electron Laser Center to exploit the opportunities made possible by the free-electron laser for applications in medicine, biology, materials science, and other fields of research. The free-electron laser, which recently began operation, is tunable over the wavelength range from 2 to 10 pim. The device has demonstrated 400 mJ per pulse at a wavelength of 4.8 um, in 6-?is pulses, and an average power of II W at a repetition rate of 30 Hz. Extensions to the X-ray and far-infrared regions are underway. The Center, which will be used by researchers from within the University and from around the world, has already given birth to a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations among scientists brought together by the unique opportunities provided by the Center.

Descriptors :   *FREE ELECTRON LASERS, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *BIOMEDICINE, *LASER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, FREQUENCY, REPETITION RATE, BIOLOGY, MATERIALS, X RAYS, REGIONS, MEDICINE, FAR INFRARED RADIATION, UNIVERSITIES, ADAPTERS, COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE