Intense synchrotron radiation from a magnetically compressed relativistic electron layer

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Using a simple model of a relativistic electron layer rotating in an axial magnetic field, energy gain by an increasing magnetic field and energy loss by synchrotron radiation were considered. For a typical example, initial conditions were approximately 8 MeV electron in approximately 14 kG magnetic field, at a layer radius of approximately 20 mm, and final conditions were approximately 4 MG magnetic field approximately 100 MeV electron layer energy at a layer radius of approximately 1.0 mm. In the final state, the intense 1-10 keV synchrotron radiation imposes an electron energy loss time constant of approximately 100 nanoseconds. In ... continued below

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Shearer, J.W.; Nowak, D.A.; Garelis, E. & Condit, W.C. October 1, 1975.

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Using a simple model of a relativistic electron layer rotating in an axial magnetic field, energy gain by an increasing magnetic field and energy loss by synchrotron radiation were considered. For a typical example, initial conditions were approximately 8 MeV electron in approximately 14 kG magnetic field, at a layer radius of approximately 20 mm, and final conditions were approximately 4 MG magnetic field approximately 100 MeV electron layer energy at a layer radius of approximately 1.0 mm. In the final state, the intense 1-10 keV synchrotron radiation imposes an electron energy loss time constant of approximately 100 nanoseconds. In order to achieve these conditions in practice, the magnetic field must be compressed by an imploding conducting liner; preferably two flying rings in order to allow the synchrotron radiation to escape through the midplane. The synchrotron radiation loss rate imposes a lower limit to the liner implosion velocity required to achieve a given final electron energy (approximately 1 cm/$mu$sec in the above example). In addition, if the electron ring can be made sufficiently strong (field reversed), the synchrotron radiation would be a unique source of high intensity soft x-radiation. (auth)

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  • 1. international topical conference on electron beam research and technology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 3 Nov 1975

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  • Report No.: UCRL--77024
  • Report No.: CONF-751108--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4153920
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc870697

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Shearer, J.W.; Nowak, D.A.; Garelis, E. & Condit, W.C. Intense synchrotron radiation from a magnetically compressed relativistic electron layer, article, October 1, 1975; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc870697/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.