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Characteristics Of Flash X-Ray Sources
Author(s): D. J. Nagel; C. M. Dozier
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Paper Abstract

A wide variety of sources yield short pulses of x-rays. Some of these, especially electron-impact devices, have long been used as FXR sources but advances in their performance have been made recently. Other classes of sources, notably high temperature plasmas and synchrotron radiation devices, have become available only in the last few years. The operational and physical characteristics of FXR devices are compared. Flash x-ray machines have powers which range from around 108 W to over 1013 W. The characteristics of x-ray emission generated by such devices are also reviewed. X-ray pulse lengths as short as 10 psec and x-ray powers in excess of 1010 W have been realized. X-ray lasers could yield pulses shorter than 100 fsec with powers greater than 1012 watts. Applications of present flash x-ray sources include stop-motion photography of fast events and rapid production of radiation effects in materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1977
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0097, 12th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography, (14 September 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955204
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D. J. Nagel, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
C. M. Dozier, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0097:
12th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography
Martin C. Richardson, Editor(s)

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