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Superposition of x-ray spectra using double-target plasma triode
Author(s): Haruo Obara; Eiichi Sato; Etsuro Tanaka; Hidezo Mori; Toshiaki Kawai; Shigehiro Sato; Hidenori Ojima; Kazuyoshi Takayama; Hideaki Ido
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Paper Abstract

In the plasma flash x-ray generator, a 200 nF condenser is charged up to 50 kV by a power supply, and flash x rays are produced by the discharging. The x-ray tube is a demountable triode with a double target consisting of a copper and a molybdenum rods, and the turbomolecular pump evacuates air from the tube with a pressure of approximately 1 mPa. Target evaporation leads to the formation of weakly ionized linear plasma, consisting of metal ions and electrons, around the fine target, and intense characteristic x rays are produced. 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 11 kA. When the charging voltage was increased, the linear plasma formed, and the molybdenum K-series characteristic x-ray intensities increased substantially. Although the intensities of copper Kα lines increased with increases in the charging voltage, hardly any clean Kα lines were detected. The x-ray pulse widths were approximately 1.2 μs, and the time-integrated x-ray intensity was approximately 30 μC/kg at 1.0 m from the x-ray source with a charging voltage of 50 kV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5580, 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.581235
Show Author Affiliations
Haruo Obara, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Etsuro Tanaka, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Hidezo Mori, National Cardiovascular Ctr. Research Institute (Japan)
Toshiaki Kawai, Hamamatsu Photonics KK (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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