Application of compact laser-driven accelerator X-ray sources for industrial imaging

Gruse, J.-N and Streeter, Matthew and Thornton, C and Armstrong, C.D. and Baird, C.D. and Bourgeois, N and Cipiccia, S. and Finlay, Oliver and Gregory, C.D. and Katzir, Y and Lopes, N.C. and Mangles, S.P.D and Najmudin, Z and Neely, D and Pickard, L.R. and Potter, K.D. and Rajeev, P.P. and Rusby, D.R. and Underwood, C.I.D and Warnett, J.M. and Williams, M.A. and Wood, J.C. and Murphy, C.D. and Brenner, C.M. and Symes, D.R. (2020) Application of compact laser-driven accelerator X-ray sources for industrial imaging. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. ISSN 0168-9002

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Abstract

X-rays generated by betatron oscillations of electrons in a laser-driven plasma accelerator were characterised and applied to imaging industrial samples. With a 125 TW laser, a low divergence beam with 7.52.6 108 photons mrad−2 per pulse was produced with a synchrotron spectrum with a critical energy of 14.61.3 keV. Radiographs were obtained of a metrology test sample, battery electrodes, and a damage site in a composite material. These results demonstrate the suitability of the source for non-destructive evaluation applications. The potential for industrial implementation of plasma accelerators is discussed.

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ?, ?, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2020.164369
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25 Aug 2020 15:20
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