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Title: Diamond photoconducting detectors as high power [ital z]-pinch diagnostics (invited)

Abstract

Diamond photoconducting detectors (PCDs) are one of the primary x-ray diagnostics for [ital z]-pinch experiments at Sandia National Laboratories' Saturn facility. Diamond PCDs represent a significant advance in the state of the art for electrical x-ray detectors because of their stability of response, overall flatness of response, and ease of use. We have observed no aging effects in detectors used for years. Five PCDs on Saturn experiments where 1--3 TW of keV x-ray power is emitted in 5--20-ns pulses by [ital z]-pinch x-ray sources are routinely fielded. Typical PCDs used at Sandia have dimensions of 1 mm width [times]3 mm long [times]0.5 mm thick. The techniques used in the assembly, fielding, and calibration of diamond PCDs will be described.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1194 (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6690229
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6690229
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 66:1; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; X-RAY DETECTION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; TIME RESOLUTION; DETECTION; LINEAR PINCH DEVICES; OPEN PLASMA DEVICES; PINCH DEVICES; RADIATION DETECTION; RESOLUTION; TESTING; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TIMING PROPERTIES 700320* -- Plasma Diagnostic Techniques & Instrumentation-- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Spielman, R.B. Diamond photoconducting detectors as high power [ital z]-pinch diagnostics (invited). United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.1063/1.1146188.
Spielman, R.B. Diamond photoconducting detectors as high power [ital z]-pinch diagnostics (invited). United States. doi:10.1063/1.1146188.
Spielman, R.B. Sun . "Diamond photoconducting detectors as high power [ital z]-pinch diagnostics (invited)". United States. doi:10.1063/1.1146188.
@article{osti_6690229,
title = {Diamond photoconducting detectors as high power [ital z]-pinch diagnostics (invited)},
author = {Spielman, R.B.},
abstractNote = {Diamond photoconducting detectors (PCDs) are one of the primary x-ray diagnostics for [ital z]-pinch experiments at Sandia National Laboratories' Saturn facility. Diamond PCDs represent a significant advance in the state of the art for electrical x-ray detectors because of their stability of response, overall flatness of response, and ease of use. We have observed no aging effects in detectors used for years. Five PCDs on Saturn experiments where 1--3 TW of keV x-ray power is emitted in 5--20-ns pulses by [ital z]-pinch x-ray sources are routinely fielded. Typical PCDs used at Sandia have dimensions of 1 mm width [times]3 mm long [times]0.5 mm thick. The techniques used in the assembly, fielding, and calibration of diamond PCDs will be described.},
doi = {10.1063/1.1146188},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments; (United States)},
issn = {0034-6748},
number = ,
volume = 66:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}