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Title: Note: On the generation of sub-300 keV flash-X-rays using rod-pinch diode: An experimental investigation

Generation of flash X-rays (FXRs) at less than 500 keV is described with emphasis on experimental investigation. The pulser is a Tesla transformer-Water transmission line based pulsed power generator operating in double resonance mode to power a rod-pinch diode. The configuration of aspect ratio reported here falls much below the normally reported ratios for the rod-pinch diode operation. Experimental investigation at such low pulsed voltage has revealed “flowering” of the anode tip and “pitting” of the perspex window. A possible explanation in terms of Lorentz body force is discussed rather than the pinch mechanism generally suggested in literature. The experimental investigation for the FXR generation is corroborated by measuring the radiation dose using CaSO{sub 4} (Dy) thermo luminescent dosimeters.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Facility for Electromagnetic Systems, BARCF(V), B-Block, Autonagar, Visakhapatnam 530012, Andhra Pradesh (India)
  2. Department of Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530001, Andhra Pradesh (India)
  3. Accelerator and Pulse Power Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22314695
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ANODES; ASPECT RATIO; CALCIUM SULFATES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; KEV RANGE; PERSPEX; PULSES; RADIATION DOSES; RESONANCE; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; TRANSFORMERS; X RADIATION