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Inverse Compton Source


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This is a study to develop an Inverse Compton Source by expanding the X-Band Test Accelerator at SLAC.  The rough parameters are to cover the photon energy range from 100 keV through 1.8 MeV corresponding to an electron beam energy of roughly 50 keV through >200 MeV.  The accelerator is based on the Mark-1 X-band rf gun and existing X-band rf accelerator structures.  A gamma-ray beam line would be constructed through the dump wall of the NLCTA enclosure into a new gamma-ray experimental hutch.  The interaction region laser system and the gamma-ray optics would be supplied by LLNL.  The facility would be used for a number of experimental programs including: isotopic detection using NRF, measurements of gamma ray optics, studies of phase-contrast imaging and inelastic scattering studies.


9/5 Collaboration Meeting


For more information contact Tor Raubenheimer ( or Chris Barty (




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