• 6 MeV storage ring dedicated to hard X-ray imaging and far-infrared spectroscopy

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    • Keywords

       

      Low-energy storage ring; X-ray imaging; far-infrared spectroscopy; coherence enhancement.

    • Abstract

       

      The tabletop storage ring, 6 MeV MIRRORCLE, is dedicated to hard X-ray imaging as well as far-infrared (FIR) spectroscopy. In spite of low electron energy, the 6 MeV MIRRORCLE generates hard X-rays ranging from 10 keV up to its electron energy and milliwatt order submillimetre range FIR rays. Bremsstrahlung is the mechanism for the hard X-ray generation. Images produced with $11 \times$ geometrical magnification display a sharply enhanced edge effect when generated using a 25 mm rod electron target. Bright far-infrared is generated in the same way using a conventional synchrotron light source, but with MIRRORCLE the spectral flux is found to be $\sim 1000$ times greater than that of a standard thermal source. Partially coherent enhancement is observed in the case of FIR output.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      M M Haque1 2 A Moon1 T Hirai1 H Yamada1

      1. Synchrotron Light Life Science (SLLS) Center, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577, Japan
      2. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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