Accession Number:

AD0274093

Title:

LOW FLUX SIMULATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Experiments were made to determine the feasibility of constructing a pulsed source of soft X rays of flux levels of at least 1 calsq cm in submicrosecond times with photon energies between 1 and 5 Kev. The design and operation of the X-ray tube are presented for a circular capacitance bank of series-parallel units having a total capacity of 54 microfarad with maximum voltage rating of 4 Kv, and for another capacitance bank of 6.4 microfarad with a maximum voltage rating f 13 Kv. Anode pulsing was carried out, since the X- ray yield with pulsed cathode was found to be invariably inferior. Semiquantitative measures of the dependence of X-ray intensity on voltage have been made by finding areas of equal blackening in different photographs. Opinions are further developed on the possibility of producing a pulsed soft X- ray flux of the order of 1 calsq cm.

Subject Categories:

  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE