publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Laser-wakefield accelerators for high-resolution X-ray imaging of complex microstructures

Amina Hussein; Nancy Senabulya; Yong Ma; M. J. V. Streeter; B. Kettle; S. J. D. Dann; Felicie Albert; N. Bourgeois; S. Cipiccia; Jason Cole; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2019 Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 9, issue 1 (eissn: 2045-2322, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Abstract
Abstract Laser-wakefield accelerators (LWFAs) are high acceleration-gradient plasma-based particle accelerators capable of producing ultra-relativistic electron beams. Within the strong focusing fields of the wakefield, accelerated electrons undergo betatron oscillations, emitting a bright pulse of X-rays with a micrometer-scale source size that may be used for imaging applications. Non-destructive X-ray phase contrast imaging and tomography of heterogeneous materials can provide insight into their processing, structure, and performance. To demonstrate the imaging capability of X-rays from an LWFA we have examined an irregular eutectic in the aluminum-silicon (A...
Subjects
free text keywords: Science & Technology, Multidisciplinary Sciences, Science & Technology - Other Topics, ELECTRON ACCELERATION, GROWTH, PHASE, BEAMS, DATASETS, SYSTEMS, laser-wakefield accelerators, particle accelerators, ultra-relativistic electron beam, X-ray bright pulse, imaging applications, Multidisciplinary, QC, Article, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q, Laser, law.invention, law, Strong focusing, Optics, business.industry, business, Betatron, Phase-contrast imaging, Swiss Light Source, Angular resolution, Materials science, Synchrotron, Particle accelerator
Funded by
RCUK| Application of Next Generation Accelerators
Project
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: EP/J500094/1
  • Funding stream: EPSRC
,
NSERC
Project
  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
,
EC| EUCARD-2
Project
EUCARD-2
Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 312453
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
,
EC| LASERLAB-EUROPE
Project
LASERLAB-EUROPE
The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 654148
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Validated by funder
,
RCUK| Cockcroft Institute
Project
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: ST/P002056/1
  • Funding stream: STFC
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Tajima, T, Dawson, JM. Laser electron accelerator. Physical Review Letters. 1979; 43: 215004 [OpenAIRE]

Esarey, E, Schroeder, CB, Leemans, WP. Physics of laser-driven plasma-based electron accelerators. Reviews of Modern Physics. 2009; 81: 1229-1285 [OpenAIRE]

Modena, A. Electron acceleration from the breaking of relativistic plasma waves. Nature. 1995; 377: 606

Malka, V. Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse. Science. 2002; 298: 1596-1600 [PubMed]

Mangles, SPD. Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions. Nature. 2004; 431: 535-538 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Faure, J. A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergic electron beams. Nature. 2004; 431: 541-544 [PubMed]

Geddes, CGR. High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding. Nature. 2004; 431: 538-541 [PubMed]

Leemans, W. Gev electron beams froma centimetre-scale accelerator. Nature Physics. 2006; 2: 696-699

9.Wang, X. et al. Quasi-monoenergetic laser-plasma acceleration of electrons to 2 gev. Nature Communications 4 (2013).

Rousse, A. Production of a keV X-Ray beam from synchrotron radiation in relativistic laser-plasma interaction. Physical Review Letters. 2004; 93: 135005 [PubMed]

Kneip, S. Bright spatially coherent synchrotron X-rays from a table-top source. Nature Physics. 2010; 6: 980-983

12.Albert, F. & Thomas, A. G. R. Applications of laser wakefield accelerator-based light sources. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 58 (2016).

Fourmaux, S. Single shot phase contrast imaging using laser-produced betatron x-ray beams. Optics Letters. 2011; 36: 2426-2428 [PubMed]

Wenz, J. Quantitative x-ray phase-contrast microtomography from a compact laser-driven betatron source. Nature Communications. 2015; 6: 7568 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

15.Cole, J. et al. Laser-wakefield accelerators as hard x-ray sources for 3D medical imaging of human bone. Scientific Reports 5 (2015).

73 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
Abstract Laser-wakefield accelerators (LWFAs) are high acceleration-gradient plasma-based particle accelerators capable of producing ultra-relativistic electron beams. Within the strong focusing fields of the wakefield, accelerated electrons undergo betatron oscillations, emitting a bright pulse of X-rays with a micrometer-scale source size that may be used for imaging applications. Non-destructive X-ray phase contrast imaging and tomography of heterogeneous materials can provide insight into their processing, structure, and performance. To demonstrate the imaging capability of X-rays from an LWFA we have examined an irregular eutectic in the aluminum-silicon (A...
Subjects
free text keywords: Science & Technology, Multidisciplinary Sciences, Science & Technology - Other Topics, ELECTRON ACCELERATION, GROWTH, PHASE, BEAMS, DATASETS, SYSTEMS, laser-wakefield accelerators, particle accelerators, ultra-relativistic electron beam, X-ray bright pulse, imaging applications, Multidisciplinary, QC, Article, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q, Laser, law.invention, law, Strong focusing, Optics, business.industry, business, Betatron, Phase-contrast imaging, Swiss Light Source, Angular resolution, Materials science, Synchrotron, Particle accelerator
Funded by
RCUK| Application of Next Generation Accelerators
Project
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: EP/J500094/1
  • Funding stream: EPSRC
,
NSERC
Project
  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
,
EC| EUCARD-2
Project
EUCARD-2
Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 312453
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
,
EC| LASERLAB-EUROPE
Project
LASERLAB-EUROPE
The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 654148
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Validated by funder
,
RCUK| Cockcroft Institute
Project
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: ST/P002056/1
  • Funding stream: STFC
73 references, page 1 of 5

Tajima, T, Dawson, JM. Laser electron accelerator. Physical Review Letters. 1979; 43: 215004 [OpenAIRE]

Esarey, E, Schroeder, CB, Leemans, WP. Physics of laser-driven plasma-based electron accelerators. Reviews of Modern Physics. 2009; 81: 1229-1285 [OpenAIRE]

Modena, A. Electron acceleration from the breaking of relativistic plasma waves. Nature. 1995; 377: 606

Malka, V. Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse. Science. 2002; 298: 1596-1600 [PubMed]

Mangles, SPD. Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions. Nature. 2004; 431: 535-538 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Faure, J. A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergic electron beams. Nature. 2004; 431: 541-544 [PubMed]

Geddes, CGR. High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding. Nature. 2004; 431: 538-541 [PubMed]

Leemans, W. Gev electron beams froma centimetre-scale accelerator. Nature Physics. 2006; 2: 696-699

9.Wang, X. et al. Quasi-monoenergetic laser-plasma acceleration of electrons to 2 gev. Nature Communications 4 (2013).

Rousse, A. Production of a keV X-Ray beam from synchrotron radiation in relativistic laser-plasma interaction. Physical Review Letters. 2004; 93: 135005 [PubMed]

Kneip, S. Bright spatially coherent synchrotron X-rays from a table-top source. Nature Physics. 2010; 6: 980-983

12.Albert, F. & Thomas, A. G. R. Applications of laser wakefield accelerator-based light sources. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 58 (2016).

Fourmaux, S. Single shot phase contrast imaging using laser-produced betatron x-ray beams. Optics Letters. 2011; 36: 2426-2428 [PubMed]

Wenz, J. Quantitative x-ray phase-contrast microtomography from a compact laser-driven betatron source. Nature Communications. 2015; 6: 7568 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

15.Cole, J. et al. Laser-wakefield accelerators as hard x-ray sources for 3D medical imaging of human bone. Scientific Reports 5 (2015).

73 references, page 1 of 5
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