Coronary angiography using laser plasma sources: X-ray source efficiency and optimization of a bent crystal monochromator
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A monochromator has been developed for coronary angiography, comprising a single bent crystal of silicon in Laue transmission geometry. K spectra of laser irradiated solid tin and tantalum (Z=50 and 73, respectively) targets were measured. The high resolution crystal spectrometer resolve the Sn and Ta K alpha doublets, allowing in a proof-of-principle experiment the absolute K alpha photon numbers emitted by the source to be determined. The Ta K alpha yield is measured as a function of the laser pulse energy, allowing an assessment to be made of the suitability of such sources for medical applications. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Applied Physics Reviews|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
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