Electron channeling experiments with bent silicon single crystals -- a reanalysis based on a modified Fokker-Planck equation: https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.05446
A surprising small dechanneling length was observed at (111) channeling of ultrarelativistic electrons in a 60 μm thick silicon single crystal with a bending radius of 0.15 m. The experiments were conducted at beam energies between 3.35 and 14 GeV at the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET at SLAC, USA). It is shown in this paper that the small dechanneling lengths can well be reproduced with a modified Fokker-Planck equation for plane crystals in which a crystal bending has been heuristically introduced. Encouraged by this result experiments have been reconsidered which were performed at the Mainz Microtron MAMI with (110) silicon undulator crystals. The results obtained with the modified Fokker-Planck equation suggest that the observed rather low undulator peak intensity originates from the strongly reduced dechanneling length of electrons in the bent sections of the undulator. A scaling law derived on the basis of the modified Fokker-Planck equation reveals optimized parameters of electron based undulators as possible radiation sources in the X- and γ-ray region.
Subjects: Accelerator Physics (physics.acc-ph)
Journal reference: Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 13, February 2018