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Carbon nanotubes and fullerites in high-energy and x-ray physics

Abstract : It is demonstrated that the unique structures of carbon nantotubes and single-crystals of $C-{60}$ fullerenes may have application to X-ray, neutron and high-energy particle physics, based on channeling, Bragg diffraction and coherent radiation. These are reviewed, pointing out the peculiarites and advantages of nanocrystals compared to ordinary crystals. New applications are explored: X-rays and neutron channeling, undulator radiation in periodically bent nanotubes, "channeled" transition radiation. Quantum and classical channeling, channeling in bent nanocrystals, Bragg scattering of x-rays and neutrons, channeling radiation, coherent bremsstrahlung, parametric x-ray and nanotube undulator radiation are particularly studied using both analytical and Monte-Carlo methods. Continuous potentials, electron densities, transverse energy levels, and spectra of various types of coherent radiation are calculated. Large dechanneling lengths of positive particles, bending efficiencies, reflecting coefficients of solft x-rays and PXR yields are predicted. Principles of particle detectors using photo and secondary electron emissions are discussed.
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X. Artru, S.P. Fomin, N.F. Shul'Ga, K.A. Ispirian, N.K. Zhevago. Carbon nanotubes and fullerites in high-energy and x-ray physics. Physics Reports, Elsevier, 2005, 412, pp.89-189. ⟨10.1016/j.physrep.2005.02.002⟩. ⟨in2p3-00023909⟩



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