BibTex format

author = {Cole, JM and Wood, JC and Lopes, NC and Poder, K and Abel, RL and Alatabi, S and Bryant, JSJ and Jin, A and Kneip, S and Mecseki, K and Parker, S and Symes, DR and Sandholzer, MA and Mangles, SPD and Najmudin, Z},
doi = {1/014008},
journal = {Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
title = {Tomography of human trabecular bone with a laser-wakefield driven x-ray source},
url = {},
volume = {58},
year = {2016}

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AB - A laser-wakefield driven x-ray source is used for the radiography of human bone. The betatron motion of accelerated electrons generates x-rays which are hard (critical energy ${{E}_{\text{crit}}}>30$ keV), have small source size (<3 μm) and high average brightness. The x-rays are generated from a helium gas cell which is near-instantly replenishable, and thus the average photon flux is limited by the repetition rate of the driving laser rather than the breakdown of the x-ray source. A tomograph of a human bone sample was recorded with a resolution down to 50 μm. The photon flux was sufficiently high that a radiograph could be taken with each laser shot, and the fact that x-ray beams were produced on 97% of shots minimised failed shots and facilitated full micro-computed tomography in a reasonable time scale of several hours, limited only by the laser repetition rate. The x-ray imaging beamline length (not including the laser) is shorter than that of a synchrotron source due to the high accelerating fields and small source size. Hence this interesting laboratory-based source may one day bridge the gap between small microfocus x-ray tubes and large synchrotron facilities.
AU - Cole,JM
AU - Wood,JC
AU - Lopes,NC
AU - Poder,K
AU - Abel,RL
AU - Alatabi,S
AU - Bryant,JSJ
AU - Jin,A
AU - Kneip,S
AU - Mecseki,K
AU - Parker,S
AU - Symes,DR
AU - Sandholzer,MA
AU - Mangles,SPD
AU - Najmudin,Z
DO - 1/014008
PY - 2016///
SN - 1361-6587
TI - Tomography of human trabecular bone with a laser-wakefield driven x-ray source
T2 - Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
UR -
UR -
VL - 58
ER -