Accession Number:

AD0266800

Title:

A SOLID STATE ELECTROLUMINESCENT X-RAY INTENSIFIER

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Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE CENTER WARREN MICH

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A new solid state high resolution x-ray panel amplifier is described, and evaluated under practical operating conditions. Data on contrast and detail sensitivity is presented and comparisons are made with conventional radiographic fluorescent screens. Intensifier output brightness is discussed as a function of x-ray excitation for energies up to 15 MEV. Typical panel amplifiers were viewed remotely with a high resolution low light level image orthicon system employing electronic storage techniques. For x-ray energies below 300 KVP, electroluminescent panels were viewed directly through 6-inches of lead glass. Kinescope photographs are presented to illustrate performance characteristics at higher x-ray energies. Procedures and techniques for remote viewing of fluorographic images are discussed, and recommendations made relative to achieving optimum performance. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE