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Transition radiation (TR) is an intensive source of radiation in the soft X-ray range, i.e. at energies of 0.5-5 keV. TR is complementary to channelling radiation in this energy domain, where the large photoabsorption cross-sections impose severe limits on the thicknesses of the radiators. The feasibility of using TR as an alternative to the use of rotating-anode X-ray tubes in X-ray diffraction studies and photoelectron spectroscopy is being studied at CBNM and VITO. Recent experiments on TR in this energy range are reported, and possible future developments are discussed.

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Authors: GOEDTKINDT P, JRC Geel (BE);RULLHUSEN P, JRC Geel (BE);SALOMÉ J M, JRC Geel (BE);MAENE N, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Mol (BE);POORTMANS F, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Mol (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1st International Workshop on Channelling Radiation, Berlin (DE), 12-13 October 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37019 ORA
Record Number: 199211369 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en