X-ray Cherenkov radiation under conditions of grazing incidence of relativistic electrons onto a target surface

Alexandr Sergeevich Kubankin, N. Nasonov, V. Kaplin, S. Uglov, M. Piestrup, C. Gary

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X-ray Cherenkov radiation in the vicinity of the photoabsorption edge of a target is considered in this work. A possibility of substantial increase in the yield of emitted photons under conditions of grazing incidence of emitted electrons onto the target surface is shown. We discuss peculiarities in the process of X-ray Cherenkov radiation from a multilayer nanostructure as well as possibilities of focusing emitted X-rays with the use of grazing-angle optics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-919
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006



  • Absorption edge
  • Cherenkov X-rays
  • Relativistic electrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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