TITLE

A compact pulsed X-ray source for high-speed radiography

AUTHOR(S)
Lavrinovich, I.; Zharova, N.; Petin, V.; Ratakhin, N.; Fedushchak, V.; Shlyakhtun, S.; Erfort, A.
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Instruments & Experimental Techniques;May2013, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p329
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A pulsed source of hard X rays for high-speed radiography is described. The source is composed of a line pulse transformer, which is discharged into an accelerating tube with a vacuum diode, producing a high-voltage pulse across the tube with an amplitude of up to 750 kV. The effective energy of X-ray quanta, determined by attenuation in a 5-mm-thick steel plate, is 125 keV. The X-ray dose at a distance of 1 m from the anode is 10 and 15 mR at a 40- and 60-ns full width at half-maximum of the X-ray pulse, respectively. The diameter of the X-ray emitting spot is <2 mm. Photographic images of a steel step wedge 5-15 mm thick and steel beads ≥0.5 mm in diameter have been obtained.
ACCESSION #
88060361

 

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