ISSN - 01689002, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 1987, vol. 260, p. 304-308
Scattering of electrons on thermal radiation photons in electron-positron storage rings
It is shown that Compton scattering on thermal radiation photons restricts the lifetime of high energy electron beams in storage rings to a level of 30 h. At a vacuum pressure of 10-10 Torr the probability that an electron is knocked out from the beam due to scattering on thermal photons exceeds the probability of bremsstrahlung on residual gas ( ΔE E > 1%) by one order of magnitude, i.e. this effect can cause a considerable background in detectors. © 1987.