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Status of laser Compton scattered $$gamma$$-ray source at JAEA 150-MeV microtron

Hajima, Ryoichi; Ferdows, M.; Hayakawa, Takehito; Shizuma, Toshiyuki; Kando, Masaki; Daito, Izuru*; Negm, H.*; Ogaki, Hideaki*

We have developed a laser Compton scattered $$gamma$$-ray source based on a 150-MeV racetrack microtron at Japan Atomic Energy Agency. The microtron equipped with a photocathode RF gun accelerates a single bunch of electrons to collide with a laser pulse from a Nd:YAG laser. Such $$gamma$$-ray source realizes industrial application of nuclear material detection in a ship cargo, which is one of the urgent requests of international nuclear security. Recent status of $$gamma$$-ray generation experiments and design study of a practical machine is presented.



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