Electrons generated during a pinch implosion in a hollow anode Mather-like plasma focus device (PF) are considered as a possible X-ray source via the impinging of those particles on medium and high-Z targets. A usual PF device has been slightly modified to optimise the X-ray production and their measurements by means of a suitable and noninvasive spectrometer. This ensemble allows measurements of X-rays generated booth by electrons turning back to the anode and by target collision of the so-called relativistic electron beam. The spectrum of the emitted photons is evaluated by using a differential absorption based technique. The X-ray spectrometer consists of a stack of LiF dosimeters which act both as detectors and filters to give curves of attenuated intensities. Finally, the energy distribution is calculated from such attenuation curves using an iterative procedure based on spectral algebra formalism.

Energy spectra measurements of X-ray emission from electron interaction in a dense plasma focus device

TARTARI, Agostino;DA RE, Andrea;BONIFAZZI, Claudio;MARZIANI, Michele
2004

Abstract

Electrons generated during a pinch implosion in a hollow anode Mather-like plasma focus device (PF) are considered as a possible X-ray source via the impinging of those particles on medium and high-Z targets. A usual PF device has been slightly modified to optimise the X-ray production and their measurements by means of a suitable and noninvasive spectrometer. This ensemble allows measurements of X-rays generated booth by electrons turning back to the anode and by target collision of the so-called relativistic electron beam. The spectrum of the emitted photons is evaluated by using a differential absorption based technique. The X-ray spectrometer consists of a stack of LiF dosimeters which act both as detectors and filters to give curves of attenuated intensities. Finally, the energy distribution is calculated from such attenuation curves using an iterative procedure based on spectral algebra formalism.
Tartari, Agostino; DA RE, Andrea; Bonifazzi, Claudio; Marziani, Michele
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