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Monochromatic flash x-ray generator utilizing copper-target diode
Author(s): Eiichi Sato; Michiaki Sagae; Makoto Komatsu; Rudolf Germer; Etsuro Tanaka; Hidezo Mori; Toshiaki Kawai; Toshio Ichimaru; Shigehiro Sato; Hidenori Ojima; Kazuyoshi Takayama; Hideaki Ido
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Paper Abstract

High-voltage condensers in a polarity-inversion two-stage Marx surge generator are charged from -50 to -70 kV using a power supply, and the electric charges in the condensers are discharged to an x-ray tube after closing the gap switches in the surge generator using a trigger device. The x-ray tube is a demountable diode, and the turbomolecular pump evacuates air from the tube with a pressure of approximately 1 mPa. Clean copper Kα lines are produced using a 10-μm-thick nickel filter, since the tube utilizes a disk cathode and a rod target, and bremsstrahlung rays are not emitted in the opposite direction to that of electron acceleration. The peak tube voltage increased with increasing charging voltage. At a charging voltage of -70 kV, the peak tube voltage and current were 140 kV and 0.8 kA, respectively. The pulse widths were approximately 30 ns, and the maximum dimension of the x-ray source was 3.0 mm in diameter. The number of generator-produced Kα photons was approximately 2.5x106 photons/cm2 at 0.5 m per pulse.

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Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5580, 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.567585
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Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Michiaki Sagae, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Komatsu, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Rudolf Germer, FHTW Berlin (Germany)
Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Etsuro Tanaka, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Hidezo Mori, National Cardiovascular Ctr. Research Institute (Japan)
Toshiaki Kawai, Hamamatsu Photonics KK (Japan)
Toshio Ichimaru, Hirosaki Univ. (Japan)
Shigehiro Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Hidenori Ojima, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Hideaki Ido, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5580:
26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; Stuart Kleinfelder; Donald R. Snyder; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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