Time-resolved pinhole cameras for imaging multiterawatt Z pinches

Nash, T.; Deeney, C.; LePell, P. D.; Prasad, R.; Krishnan, M.
October 1990
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct90, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p2807
Academic Journal
X-ray pinhole images are formed on microchannel plate striplines to time-resolve Z-pinch emissions. Applications include a study of Z-pinch linearity necessary for x-ray lasers, the evolution of hot spots, and a study of Z-pinch heating mechanisms. In particular, multiple pinholes per strip with different filters allow the spatial and temporal variation of different temperature regions to be studied.


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