Physics research opportunities with XFEL's.

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The advent of x-ray Free Electron Lasers will present a number of unique new scientific opportunities. These arise from their special characteristics which include intensely brilliant pulses of x-rays delivered in very short times, complete transverse coherence, and high photon quantum degeneracy, amongst other things. While clearly much thought needs to be given to a detailed quantitative assessment of the feasibility of various experiments using such sources, including methods of dealing with heat loads on beamline optics and radiation damage to samples, there are a number of areas in which one can see new opportunities, and other exciting possibilities about ... continued below

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Sinha, S. K. December 6, 1999.

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The advent of x-ray Free Electron Lasers will present a number of unique new scientific opportunities. These arise from their special characteristics which include intensely brilliant pulses of x-rays delivered in very short times, complete transverse coherence, and high photon quantum degeneracy, amongst other things. While clearly much thought needs to be given to a detailed quantitative assessment of the feasibility of various experiments using such sources, including methods of dealing with heat loads on beamline optics and radiation damage to samples, there are a number of areas in which one can see new opportunities, and other exciting possibilities about which one might speculate. In this talk the author briefly reviews some of these areas, such as x-ray holography, pump-probe type experiments, correlation spectroscopy and quantum optics experiments with x-rays.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00750613

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  • Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation: 11th Conference, Stanford, CA (US), 10/14/1999--10/16/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/XFD/CP-100639
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 750613
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702184

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Sinha, S. K. Physics research opportunities with XFEL's., article, December 6, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702184/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.