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Parametric X-ray radiation for calibration of X-ray space telescopes and generation of several X-ray beams

Abstract : The setup based on a moderate energy linear accelerator (linac) is proposed to provide users with a tunable, quasi-monochromatic, linearly polarized X-ray beam. The effect of parametric X-ray radiation (PXR) from relativistic electrons in a crystal is used in an X-ray source. The application of the setup for calibration of X-ray space telescopes and other equipment is considered. The setup allows calibration of angular, spectral, polarization parameters of telescopes with smooth tuning of X-ray energy from several keV to hundreds of keV. Estimates of X-ray flux intensities and spectral line widths on the telescope aperture at a distance of several hundred meters are presented. Besides, the PXR-based facility for simultaneous generation of several X-ray beams is proposed.
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A.V. Shchagin, N.A. Khiznyak, R.B. Fiorito, D.W. Rule, X. Artru. Parametric X-ray radiation for calibration of X-ray space telescopes and generation of several X-ray beams. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Elsevier, 2001, 173, pp.154-159. ⟨10.1016/S0168-583X(00)00059-8⟩. ⟨in2p3-00024744⟩

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