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Diamond X-ray Beam Position Monitors

XSD/DET Special Presentation
John Smedley, Brookhaven National laboratory
April 4, 2013 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Building 438, Room C010
Ever wonder where your x-rays are? How many photons you have? Where they‘re going? A diamond based x-ray beam position monitor may be for YOU!

Advances in CVD diamond growth have made this material an attractive option for x-ray diagnostics. Diamond is radiation hard, solar blind, and has very small leakage current (sub pA). The low Z of diamond makes it attractive for transmission diagnostics, while the high thermal conductivity makes it attractive for high flux applications. This talk will focus on recently demonstrated monitors for both white and monochromatic beams, along with a discussion of goals for future development.