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A system for generating tunable pulsed monochromatic X-rays includes a tabletop laser emitting a light beam that is counter-propagated against an electron beam produced by a linear accelerator. X-ray photon pulses are generated by inverse Compton scattering that occurs as a consequence of the “collision” that occurs between the electron beam and IR photons generated by the laser. The system uses a novel pulse structure comprising, for example, a single micropulse. In this way, pulses of very short X-rays are generated that are controllable on an individual basis with respect to their frequency, energy level, “direction,” and duration.

Title
System and method for producing pulsed monochromatic X-rays
Application Number
9/964872
Publication Number
6687333 (B2)
Application Date
September 28, 2001
Publication Date
February 3, 2004
Inventor
Charles A Brau
Nashville
TN, US
Glenn Edwards
Chapel Hill
NC, US
James W Waters
Nashville
TN, US
Marcus H Mendenhall
Nashville
TN, US
Robert H Traeger
Nashville
TN, US
Frank E Carroll
Nashville
TN, US
Agent
Cooley Godward
US
Assignee
Vanderbilt University
TN, US
IPC
G21G 4/00
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