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Coronary angiography using laser plasma sources: X-ray source efficiency and optimization of a bent crystal monochromator

Andersson, E; Holzer, G; Forster, E; Gratz, M; Kiernan, L; Sjogren, A and Svanberg, Sune LU (2001) In Applied Physics Reviews 90(6). p.3048-3056
Abstract
A monochromator has been developed for coronary angiography, comprising a single bent crystal of silicon in Laue transmission geometry. K spectra of laser irradiated solid tin and tantalum (Z=50 and 73, respectively) targets were measured. The high resolution crystal spectrometer resolve the Sn and Ta K alpha doublets, allowing in a proof-of-principle experiment the absolute K alpha photon numbers emitted by the source to be determined. The Ta K alpha yield is measured as a function of the laser pulse energy, allowing an assessment to be made of the suitability of such sources for medical applications. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.
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  abstract     = {A monochromator has been developed for coronary angiography, comprising a single bent crystal of silicon in Laue transmission geometry. K spectra of laser irradiated solid tin and tantalum (Z=50 and 73, respectively) targets were measured. The high resolution crystal spectrometer resolve the Sn and Ta K alpha doublets, allowing in a proof-of-principle experiment the absolute K alpha photon numbers emitted by the source to be determined. The Ta K alpha yield is measured as a function of the laser pulse energy, allowing an assessment to be made of the suitability of such sources for medical applications. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.},
  author       = {Andersson, E and Holzer, G and Forster, E and Gratz, M and Kiernan, L and Sjogren, A and Svanberg, Sune},
  issn         = {0021-8979},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {3048--3056},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics},
  series       = {Applied Physics Reviews},
  title        = {Coronary angiography using laser plasma sources: X-ray source efficiency and optimization of a bent crystal monochromator},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1394904},
  volume       = {90},
  year         = {2001},
}