Development of Radiation Hard Pixel Detectors for the European XFEL

  • Ajay Kumar Srivastava


The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) [1] at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, U.S.A. commissioned and operated in 2009. The great Prof. (Dr.) John Madey [2] had invented the Free-Electron Laser at Stanford University, U.S.A. and after 30 years of its invention DESY, Hamburg, Germany has planned to set up a new fourth-generation of hard X-ray sources FEL Experiment for the wide range of challenging applications in the world. The X-ray Free-Electron Lasers (XFEL) provide femtosecond-duration and a high degree of spatial coherence pulses of hard X-rays with a peak brightness approximately one billion times greater than is available at synchrotron radiation facilities (see Fig. 4.1). With the FEL light, the functional material at an interatomic distance and time scales of an atomic motion [4] can be explored. In the material science, as an example, inducing transient structures using ultrafast low wavelength light pulses that can considerably change material properties.


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  • Ajay Kumar Srivastava
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsChandigarh UniversityGharuan, MohaliIndia

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