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Title: Laser radiography forming bremsstrahlung radiation to image an object

Abstract

A method of imaging an object by generating laser pulses with a short-pulse, high-power laser. When the laser pulse strikes a conductive target, bremsstrahlung radiation is generated such that hard ballistic high-energy electrons are formed to penetrate an object. A detector on the opposite side of the object detects these electrons. Since laser pulses are used to form the hard x-rays, multiple pulses can be used to image an object in motion, such as an exploding or compressing object, by using time gated detectors. Furthermore, the laser pulses can be directed down different tubes using mirrors and filters so that each laser pulse will image a different portion of the object.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174684
Patent Number(s):
6,678,351
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Perry, Michael D., and Sefcik, Joseph A.. Laser radiography forming bremsstrahlung radiation to image an object. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Perry, Michael D., & Sefcik, Joseph A.. Laser radiography forming bremsstrahlung radiation to image an object. United States.
Perry, Michael D., and Sefcik, Joseph A.. Tue . "Laser radiography forming bremsstrahlung radiation to image an object". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174684.
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title = {Laser radiography forming bremsstrahlung radiation to image an object},
author = {Perry, Michael D. and Sefcik, Joseph A.},
abstractNote = {A method of imaging an object by generating laser pulses with a short-pulse, high-power laser. When the laser pulse strikes a conductive target, bremsstrahlung radiation is generated such that hard ballistic high-energy electrons are formed to penetrate an object. A detector on the opposite side of the object detects these electrons. Since laser pulses are used to form the hard x-rays, multiple pulses can be used to image an object in motion, such as an exploding or compressing object, by using time gated detectors. Furthermore, the laser pulses can be directed down different tubes using mirrors and filters so that each laser pulse will image a different portion of the object.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 13 00:00:00 EST 2004},
month = {Tue Jan 13 00:00:00 EST 2004}
}

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