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Characteristics of the kilohertz-range harder stroboscopic x-ray generator and applications
Author(s): Eiichi Sato; Toshio Ichimaru; Hidenori Ojima; Kazuyoshi Takayama; Hideaki Ido; Yoshiharu Tamakawa
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Paper Abstract

Characteristics and applications of a kilohertz-range stroboscopic x-ray generator (SX-T99) are described. This generator is primarily developed in order to increase the maximum photon energy of the pulse x-rays. And the setup is composed of the following essential components: a thyratron pulser, a high-voltage transformer having a ferrite core with a maximum output voltage of 300 kV, a sequence controller, a DC power supply for the hot cathode (filament), and an x-ray tube. The main condenser of 27 nF in the pulser is charged up to 15 kV, and the electric charges in the condenser are discharged repetitively to the primary coil of the transformer. Because the high-voltage pulses from the secondary coil are then applied to the x-ray tube, repetitive harder x-rays are produced. The x-ray tube is of a triode having a filament that is primarily driven at the temperature- limited current region. In this triode, since the grid is connected to the cathode, the tube is driven as a diode. The tube voltage roughly increased in proportion to the charging voltage, and the maximum value was about 300 kV. Thus, the maximum photon energy had a value of about 300 keV. The tube current was primarily determined by the filament temperature and was less than 2 A. The x-ray output displayed plural pulses, and the width of the first pulse was about 400 ns. The maximum repetition rate was about 1 kHz, and the dimension of the x-ray source had values of about 3.5 X 3.5 mm. The high-speed radiography was performed using a computed radiography (CR) system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3771, Radiation Sources and Radiation Interactions, (15 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363702
Show Author Affiliations
Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Toshio Ichimaru, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Hidenori Ojima, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Hideaki Ido, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3771:
Radiation Sources and Radiation Interactions
Edward J. Morton, Editor(s)

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