Improvements in time resolution and signal-to-noise ratio in a compact pico-second pulse radiolysis system

Hiroyuki Nagai, Masaaki Kawaguchi, Kazuyuki Sakaue, Keita Komiya, Tomoaki Nomoto, Yoshio Kamiya, Yoshimasa Hama, Masakazu Washio, Kiminori Ushida, Shigeru Kashiwagi, Ryunosuke Kuroda

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A compact pico-second pulse radiolysis system has been developing at Waseda University for studying primary processes in radiation chemistry. The system is composed of a photo-injector system and a pico-second all-solid-state laser system. An infrared (IR) and an ultraviolet (UV) laser pulses are obtained from mode-locked Nd:YLF laser system and used for generation of the white light continuum as a probe light and the irradiation to the Cu cathode of a photo-cathode RF-gun, respectively. To improve signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio and time resolution of this pulse radiolysis system, we optimized both probe light and pump electron beam. As a result, our pico-second pulse radiolysis system has been enough to study the primary processes of radiation chemistry. The experimental results and the improvements of our system are described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1



  • Hydrated electron
  • Nd:YLF laser
  • Photo-cathode RF-gun
  • Pico-second time resolution
  • Pulse radiolysis
  • Pump-probe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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