High-resolution spectroscopy of laser-produced plasmas in the photon energy range above 10 keV.

Carl Tillman, Sven Å Johansson, Bengt Erlandsson, Matthias Grätz, Bengt Hemdal, Anja Almén, Sören Mattsson, Sune Svanberg

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X-rays from a laser-produced plasma were analysed using single-photon counting germanium detectors. Special attention was given to the extremely high photon flux, requiring either a long source-detector distance and narrow collimated measurement geometry in order to avoid severe pile-up of pulses in the spectrometer, or the use of a Compton scattering geometry. With the use of these techniques, individual characteristic K-lines were resolved for the first time. Efficiencies for the conversion of the laser light into X-rays were determined, being up to 10−4 for Bremsstrahlung, and up to 10−5 for the characteristic K-line emission. Electron temperatures of not, vert, similar100 keV were assessed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-396
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Medical Radiation Physics, Malmö (013243210), Atomic physics (011013005), Nuclear Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011013007)

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  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


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