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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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (502 Hamlin Ct., Los Alamos, NM 87544)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
867370
Patent Number(s):
4924485
Assignee:
Hoeberling, Robert F. (502 Hamlin Ct., Los Alamos, NM 87544) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
portable; radiography; relativistic; electron; beam; radiographic; generator; provided; explosive; magnetic; flux; compression; producing; voltage; generate; target; materials; generates; desired; pulse; require; conventional; explosively; driven; generators; series; obtain; output; mv; cathode; anode; configuration; diode; selected; provide; switching; action; impedance; load; generated; thereafter; relatively; compact; form; x-ray; equipment; flux compression; output voltage; relativistic electron; magnetic flux; electron beam; target material; desired output; target materials; relatively compact; switching action; target mater; /378/315/

Citation Formats

Hoeberling, Robert F. Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Hoeberling, Robert F. Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam. United States.
Hoeberling, Robert F. Mon . "Portable radiography system using a relativistic electron beam". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867370.
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author = {Hoeberling, Robert F.},
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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
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