Incoherent X-radiation produced by relativistic electrons in crystals
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Differential and integral features of incoherent X-radiation, induced by relativistic electrons in crystals, are studied for observation angles θγ several times greater than γ-1, where γ is the projectile Lorentz factor. The existence of sharp maxima and a minimum of the five-folded incoherent differential cross-section as a function of the final electron angles, and a dip minimum when the cross-section is taken as a function of the photon energies, is demonstrated. At near backward observation angles the three-folded cross-section shows a maximum in the region of several keV photon energies. The obtained results allow us to optimize the conditions for coincidence experiments, minimizing the incoherent contribution to the total radiation yield, and helping to analyse results of finite-size detector experiments with crystal targets.
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