Inverse Compton γ-ray source for nuclear physics and related applications
The development of intense, short-wavelength FEL light sources has opened opportunities for new applications of high-energy Compton-backscattered photons. These applications range from medical imaging with X-rays to high energy physics with photon colliders. In this paper we discuss the practical aspects applications using polarized Compton backscattered γ-rays in the 5-150 MeV range from the Duke storage-ring-driven FEL. Such applications include: nuclear physics, cancer therapy, radiographic imaging, radiation effects testing, and positron production for material science studies.
O'Shea, PG; Litvinenko, VN; Madey, JMJ; Roberson, NR; Schreiber, EC; Straub, KD; Weeks, KJ; Weller, HR; Wu, Y
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