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Kilohertz to megahertz soft flash x-ray generators utilizing hot-cathode radiation tubes
Author(s): Eiichi Sato; Michiaki Sagae; Arimitsu Shikoda; Teiji Oizumi; Hiroyasu Arima; Yoshiharu Tamakawa; Toru Yanagisawa
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Paper Abstract

Six kinds of repetitive flash x-ray generators having hot-cathode radiation tubes with maximum repetition rates of kilohertz (kHz) to megahertz (MHz) are described. These generators were primarily designed in order to increase the repetition rate of flash x rays and to perform cine or multiple-shot radiography. The temperatures of the filament (cathode) had values of about 2000 K for increasing tube currents. Because the hot-cathode triode was quite useful for high-voltage switching with high-repetition rates, four types of generators in conjunction with the grid pulsers were developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1801, 20th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145816
Show Author Affiliations
Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Michiaki Sagae, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Arimitsu Shikoda, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Teiji Oizumi, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Hiroyasu Arima, Tohoku Univ. Hospital (Japan)
Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Toru Yanagisawa, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1801:
20th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
John Marks Dewey; Roberto G. Racca, Editor(s)

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