Schlachter, Alfred S. Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Hills, California.
Robinson, Arthur L. Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
Bienenstock, Arthur Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Mills, Dennis The Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.
Shenoy, Gopal The Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.
Winick, Herman Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford, California.
- Experimental Facilities
- Second-generation light sources
- Third-generation light sources
- Free-electron lasers
- Properties of Synchrotron Radiation
- Bending magnet sources
- Wiggler magnet sources
- Undulator magnet sources
- Pulsed time structure
- Research Applications
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Electromagnetic radiation emitted by relativistic charged particles following a curved path in magnetic or electric fields. Synchrotron radiation is generally produced in laboratories by a beam of relativistic (moving near the speed of light) electrons or positrons in a generally circular path in a specialized synchrotron called a storage ring. A storage ring produces electromagnetic radiation with high flux, brightness, and coherent power levels. Synchrotron radiation is used for a wide variety of basic and applied research in biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as for applications in medicine and technology. See also: Electromagnetic radiation; Particle accelerator; Relativistic electrodynamics
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