Characteristic X-ray radiation excited by 450 MeV/nucleon C+6 ions and 1.3 GeV protons in extracted and circulated beams of accelerator U70

A. G. Afonin, G. I. Britvich, Y. A. Chesnokov, A. A. Durum, M. Y. Kostin, V. A. Maisheev, V. A. Pikalov, D. A. Savin, A. A. Yanovich, Alexandr Sergeevich Kubankin, R. M. Nazhmudinov, N. F. Shul'ga, S. R. Uglov, A. V. Shchagin

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Abstract The results of the experimental observation of characteristic X-ray radiation (CXR) excited in solid targets by the extracted and circulated 450 MeV/u C+6 ions beams and circulating 1.3 GeV protons beam are presented. The spectra of X-ray radiation measured from different targets are presented and discussed. It was found that the background radiation near the beams is low enough that allows the observation of the CXR spectral peaks with energies from a few to tens keV by semiconductor X-ray detectors. Applications of the CXR for monitoring of the number of accelerated particles in experimental applied and basic research, including radiobiology and radiation medicine as well as the relativistic nuclear physics and steering of beams by bent crystalline deflectors are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number60826
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015


  • Beam monitoring
  • Carbon beam
  • Characteristic X-ray radiation
  • Proton beam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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