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Title: Specific features of X-ray generation by plasma focus chambers with deuterium and deuterium–tritium fillings

The process of hard X-ray (HXR) generation in plasma focus (PF) chambers was studied experimentally. The radiation was recorded using scintillation detectors with a high time resolution and thermoluminescent detectors in combination with the method of absorbing filters. Time-resolved analysis of the processes of neutron and X-ray generation in PFs is performed. The spectra of HXR emission from PF chambers with deuterium and deuterium–tritium fillings are determined. In experiments with PF chambers filled with a deuterium–tritium mixture, in addition to the HXR pulse with photon energies of up to 200–300 keV, a γ-ray pulse with photon energies of up to 2.5–3.0 MeV is recorded, and a mechanism of its generation is proposed.
Authors:
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  1. All-Russia Research Institute of Automatics (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471837
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DEUTERIUM; D-T OPERATION; HARD X RADIATION; KEV RANGE; MEV RANGE; NEUTRONS; PHOTONS; PLASMA FOCUS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; TIME RESOLUTION; TRITIUM