1 April 1991 Fundamental studies for the high-intensity long-duration flash x-ray generator for biomedical radiography
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Proceedings Volume 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24045
Event: 19th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 1990, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Abstract
The fundamental studies for the repetitive high-intensity microsecond x-ray generator utilizing a cold cathode tetrode are described. This generator consisted of the following essential components: a constant high-voltage power supply, an energy storage condenser of 500nF, an main discharge condenser of lOnF, a turbo molecular pump, a repetitive trigger device, and an x-ray tube. The condenser was charged from 40 to 80kV, and the electric charges in the condenser were discharged repetitively to an x-ray tube by a trigger device. The x-ray tube was of the tetrode type which was connected to a turbo molecular pump and consisted of the following major parts: a rod-shaped long anode tip made of tungsten, a cathode rod made of graphite, a ring-shaped grid electrode, and a trigger electrode. The trigger electrode was mounted at the center of the cathode electrode and was insulated by a ceramic tube. The tube current was about 0. 4kA with a charged voltage of 60kV. The x-ray pulse height and the time-integrated intensity increased when the condenser charged voltage was increased, and the intensity was less than 2. OpC/kg at lm per pulse. The exposure times were about 2Ops, and the repetition frequency was less than 50Hz.
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Eiichi Sato, Eiichi Sato, Hiroshi Isobe, Hiroshi Isobe, Kei Takahashi, Kei Takahashi, Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Toru Yanagisawa, Toru Yanagisawa, } "Fundamental studies for the high-intensity long-duration flash x-ray generator for biomedical radiography", Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24045; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24045
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