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Title: Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam

Abstract

A portable radiographic generator is provided with an explosive magnetic flux compression generator producing the high voltage necessary to generate a relativistic electron beam. The relativistic electron beam is provided with target materials which generates the desired radiographic pulse. The magnetic flux compression generator may require at least two conventional explosively driven generators in series to obtain a desired output voltage of at least 1 MV. The cathode and anode configuration of the diode are selected to provide a switching action wherein a high impedance load is presented to the magnetic flux compression generator when the high voltage is being generated, and thereafter switching to a low impedance load to generate the relativistic electron beam. Magnetic flux compression generators can be explosively driven and provided in a relatively compact, portable form for use with the relativistic x-ray equipment. 8 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6808383
Patent Number(s):
6099850
Assignee:
TIC; EDB-88-179024
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A01 - AGRICULTURE A01N - PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ELECTRON BEAMS; PRODUCTION; DESIGN; INVENTIONS; MAGNETIC COMPRESSION; NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY; BEAMS; COMPRESSION; ENERGY RANGE; INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY; LEPTON BEAMS; MATERIALS TESTING; PARTICLE BEAMS; TESTING; 420500* - Engineering- Materials Testing; 400101 - Activation, Nuclear Reaction, Radiometric & Radiochemical Procedures

Citation Formats

Hoeberling, R F. Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Hoeberling, R F. Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam. United States.
Hoeberling, R F. Tue . "Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam". United States.
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abstractNote = {A portable radiographic generator is provided with an explosive magnetic flux compression generator producing the high voltage necessary to generate a relativistic electron beam. The relativistic electron beam is provided with target materials which generates the desired radiographic pulse. The magnetic flux compression generator may require at least two conventional explosively driven generators in series to obtain a desired output voltage of at least 1 MV. The cathode and anode configuration of the diode are selected to provide a switching action wherein a high impedance load is presented to the magnetic flux compression generator when the high voltage is being generated, and thereafter switching to a low impedance load to generate the relativistic electron beam. Magnetic flux compression generators can be explosively driven and provided in a relatively compact, portable form for use with the relativistic x-ray equipment. 8 figs.},
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year = {1987},
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