30 May 1995 Kilohertz-range variable-duration pulsed x-ray generator
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Proceedings Volume 2513, 21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209672
Event: High-Speed Photography and Photonics: 21st International Congress, 1994, Taejon, Korea, Republic of
A 30 kHz pulsed x-ray generator utilizing a hot-cathode triode in conjunction with a new type of grid controller for varying the x-ray duration is described. This generator consisted of the following essential components: a constant high-voltage power supply, a high- voltage main condenser of 97 nF, a DC power supply for the filament (hot cathode), and a hot-cathode triode. The high-voltage main condenser was charged from 50 to 70 kV by the power supply, and the electric charges in the condenser were discharged to the x-ray tube repetitively by the grid controller. The maximum values of the grid voltage (negative value) and the tube current were about -2.2 kV and 0.6 A, respectively. The x-ray duration was controlled by the time constant of the grid controller and the electron cutoff voltage. The x-ray intensity with a pulse width of 70 microsecond(s) and a charged voltage of 70 kV had a value of 1.26 (mu) C kg-1) at 0.5 m per pulse. The maximum repetition rate was about 30 kHz, and the size of the x-ray source had a value of 3.5 X 3.5 mm.
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Eiichi Sato, Eiichi Sato, Michiaki Sagae, Michiaki Sagae, Kei Takahashi, Kei Takahashi, Teiji Oizumi, Teiji Oizumi, Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Toru Yanagisawa, Toru Yanagisawa, Hidenori Ojima, Hidenori Ojima, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Akihiro Fujiwara, Akihiro Fujiwara, Kanji Mitoya, Kanji Mitoya, "Kilohertz-range variable-duration pulsed x-ray generator", Proc. SPIE 2513, 21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209672; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209672


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