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Author Hellemans, A.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ STORAGE RINGS ♦ RESEARCH PROGRAMS ♦ INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ♦ LINEAR ACCELERATORS
Abstract The current family of third-generation electron storage rings in Japan, Europe, and the USA is giving researchers new insight into the structure of matter, but they are essentially old tools, producing intense x-rays by the same basic method - accelerating electrons and force them into a circular pathe with powerful magnets. Last month, and international community of x-ray scientists agreed that the fourth generation machines should generate x-rays using linear accelerators. To accelerate the electrons, then feed them into free-electron lasers to produce shorter, more intense pulses. This article discuss the background of the decision and the future.
ISSN 00368075
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-02-16
Publisher Place United States
Journal Science
Volume Number 271
Issue Number 5251


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