Regular Article - Atomic and Molecular Collisions
Extremely brilliant crystal-based light sources
MBN Research Center, Altenhöferallee 3, 60438, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Accepted: 9 September 2022
Published online: 20 September 2022
The feasibility of novel gamma-ray light sources based on the channeling phenomenon of ultrarelativistic charged particles in oriented crystals is demonstrated by means of rigorous numerical modeling that accounts for the interaction of a projectile with all atoms of the crystalline environment. Accurate predictions are provided for the brilliance of radiation emitted in a diamond-based crystalline undulator by a 10 GeV positron beam available at present at the SLAC facility. It is shown that in the photon energy range MeV the brilliance is higher than that predicted in the Gamma Factory proposal for CERN. Novel crystal-based light sources may have a broad range of applications.
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