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High-intensity quasi-monochromatic x-ray irradiation from the linear plasma target
Author(s): Eiichi Sato; Yusaku Suzuki; Yasuomi Hayasi; Etsuro Tanaka; Hidezo Mori; Toshiaki Kawai; Kazuyoshi Takayama; Hideaki Ido; Yoshiharu Tamakawa
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4505, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV, (12 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450586
Show Author Affiliations
Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Yusaku Suzuki, Hachinohe National College of Technology (Japan)
Yasuomi Hayasi, Hachinohe National College of Technology (Japan)
Etsuro Tanaka, Tokai Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)
Hidezo Mori, National Cardiovascular Ctr. Research Institute (Japan)
Toshiaki Kawai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Hideaki Ido, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4505:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV
Ernst E. Fill; Jorge J. G. Rocca, Editor(s)

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