7 January 2004 Weakly ionized plasma flash x-ray generator and its distinctive characteristics
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In the plasma flash x-ray generator, a high-voltage main condenser of approximately 200 nF is charged up to 50 kV by a power supply, and electric charges in the condenser are discharged to an x-ray tube after triggering the cathode electrode. The flash x-rays are then produced. The x-ray tube is a demountable triode that is connected to a turbo molecular pump with a pressure of approximately 1 mPa. As electron flows from the cathode electrode are roughly converged to a rod copper target of 3.0 mm in diameter by the electric field in the x-ray tube, weakly ionized linear plasma, which consists of copper ions and electrons, forms by target evaporation. At a charging voltage of 50 kV, the maximum tube voltage was almost equal to the charging voltage of the main condenser, and the peak current was about 15 kA. When the charging voltage was increased, the linear plasma formed, and the K-series characteristic x-ray intensities increased. The K-series lines were quite sharp and intense, and hardly any bremsstrahlung rays were detected. The x-ray pulse widths were approximately 700 ns, and the time-integrated x-ray intensity had a value of approximately 30 μC/kg at 1.0 m from the x-ray source with a charging voltage of 50 kV.
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Eiichi Sato, Eiichi Sato, Yasuomi Hayasi, Yasuomi Hayasi, Rudolf Germer, Rudolf Germer, Kazunori Murakami, Kazunori Murakami, Yoshitake Koorikawa, Yoshitake Koorikawa, Etsuro Tanaka, Etsuro Tanaka, Hidezo Mori, Hidezo Mori, Toshiaki Kawai, Toshiaki Kawai, Toshio Ichimaru, Toshio Ichimaru, Fumiko Obata, Fumiko Obata, Kiyomi Takahashi, Kiyomi Takahashi, Sigehiro Sato, Sigehiro Sato, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Hideaki Ido, Hideaki Ido, } "Weakly ionized plasma flash x-ray generator and its distinctive characteristics", Proc. SPIE 5196, Laser-Generated and Other Laboratory X-Ray and EUV Sources, Optics, and Applications, (7 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.506486; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.506486

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