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Title: Electromechanical x-ray generator

Abstract

An electro-mechanical x-ray generator configured to obtain high-energy operation with favorable energy-weight scaling. The electro-mechanical x-ray generator may include a pair of capacitor plates. The capacitor plates may be charged to a predefined voltage and may be separated to generate higher voltages on the order of hundreds of kV in the AK gap. The high voltage may be generated in a vacuum tube.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1250440
Patent Number(s):
9,330,878
Application Number:
14/736,973
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC. (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jun 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Watson, Scott A, Platts, David, and Sorensen, Eric B. Electromechanical x-ray generator. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Watson, Scott A, Platts, David, & Sorensen, Eric B. Electromechanical x-ray generator. United States.
Watson, Scott A, Platts, David, and Sorensen, Eric B. Tue . "Electromechanical x-ray generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1250440.
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