12 December 2001 High-intensity quasi-monochromatic x-ray irradiation from the linear plasma target
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High-intensity quasi-monochromatic x-ray irradiation from the linear plasma target is described. The plasma x-ray generator employs a high-voltage power supply, a low- impedance coaxial transmission line, a high-voltage condenser with a capacity of about 200 nF, a turbo-molecular pump, a thyristor pulse generator as a trigger device, and a new flash x-ray tube. The high-voltage main condenser is charged up to 60 kV by the power supply, and the electric charges in the condenser are discharged to the tube after triggering the cathode electrode. The flash x-rays are then produced. The x-ray tube is of a demountable triode that is connected to the turbo molecular pump with a pressure of approximately 1 mPa. As the electron flows from the cathode electrode are roughly converged to the nickel target by the electric field in the tube, the plasma x-ray source, which consists of metal ions and electrons, forms by the target evaporating. Both the tube voltage and current displayed damped oscillations, and their peak values increased according to increases in the charging voltage. In the present work, the peak tube voltage was almost equal to the initial charging voltage of the main condenser, and the peak current was about 29 kA with a charging voltage of 60 kV. When the charging voltage was increased, the linear plasma x-ray source formed, and the characteristic x-ray intensities of K-series lines increased. The quasi- monochromatic radiography was performed by a new film-less computed radiography system.
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Eiichi Sato, Eiichi Sato, Yusaku Suzuki, Yusaku Suzuki, Yasuomi Hayasi, Yasuomi Hayasi, Etsuro Tanaka, Etsuro Tanaka, Hidezo Mori, Hidezo Mori, Toshiaki Kawai, Toshiaki Kawai, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Hideaki Ido, Hideaki Ido, Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Yoshiharu Tamakawa, } "High-intensity quasi-monochromatic x-ray irradiation from the linear plasma target", Proc. SPIE 4505, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV, (12 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450586; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.450586

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