BNC webinar: Pulsed x-ray sources and their applications



Short pulsed analysing radiation of high intensity enables to study evolution of chemical, biological processes, fast structural transformations. Recently commissioned high brilliance photon sources, synchrotrons, optical and x-ray lasers produce unprecedentedly high energy density on the target at a high repetition rate never seen before – opening fields of exciting research of reactions that have been far too rapid to be captured by former methods. The wavelength of the X-rays falls into the range of a few hundreds of to a few nanometers, enabling measurements on the atomic length scale. Hungarian researchers have successfully contributed to the construction of the Extreme Light Source (ELI) and the European X-ray Free Electron Laser (EuXFEL) EU infrastructures and have gained regular access to these state-of-the-art analytic facilities.

With the help of the distinguished presenters of the next BNC webinars we look deeper into this field to learn about the principles, present applications and future promises of the advanced pulsed photon sources.

Next BNC webinar:

Pulsed x-ray sources and their applications
Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 / 14:00 – 14:45 + discussion
Speaker: Gyula Faigel (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Watch the lecture video HERE

In the last 50 years several types of pulsed x-ray sources have been developed. This lecture concentrates on those, which are built as dedicated user facility in the hard x-ray regime. Three types are introduced: synchrotron radiation, x-ray free electron laser and laser-driven sources. The capabilities of these facilities are illustrated by several applications.