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Flash x-ray generator having a liquid-anode diode
Author(s): Teiji Oizumi; Eiichi Sato; Arimitsu Shikoda; Michiaki Sagae; Kei Takahashi; Yoshiharu Tamakawa; Toru Yanagisawa; Hidenori Ojima; Kazuyoshi Takayama; Akihiro Fujiwara; Kanji Mitoya
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Paper Abstract

The constructions and the fundamental studies of a flash x-ray generator having a liquid-anode diode are described. This flash x-ray generator consisted of the following essential components: a high-voltage power supply, a high-voltage pulser, a thyratron pulser as a trigger device, an oil diffusion pump, and a flash x-ray tube. The main condenser was negatively charged from 50 to 70 kV by the power supply, and the electric charges in the condenser were discharged to the x-ray tube after closing a gap switch by using the thyratron pulser. The flash x- ray tube was of a diode type having a mercury anode and a ferrite cathode. The pressure of the tube was primarily determined by the steam pressure of mercury as a function of temperature. The maximum output voltage from the pulser was about -1 times the charged voltage. The maximum tube voltage and current were approximately 60 kV and 3 kA, respectively, with a charged voltage of -60 kV and a space between the anode and cathode electrodes (AC space) of 2.0 mm. The pulse widths of flash x rays were about 50 ns, and the x-ray intensity measured by a thermoluminescence dosimeter had a value of about 2.5 (mu) C/kg at 0.3 m per pulse with a charged voltage of -70 kV and an AC space of 1.0 mm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2513, 21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209673
Show Author Affiliations
Teiji Oizumi, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Arimitsu Shikoda, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Michiaki Sagae, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Kei Takahashi, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiharu Tamakawa, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Toru Yanagisawa, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Hidenori Ojima, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Akihiro Fujiwara, Japan Mechaelectric Inc. (Japan)
Kanji Mitoya, Japan Mechaelectric Inc. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2513:
21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Ung Kim; Joon-Sung Chang; Seung-Han Park, Editor(s)

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