Accession Number:

AD0752823

Title:

An X-Ray Source for Laser Plasma Studies,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1972-08-18

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The parameters of an X-ray flash source for diagnostics of laser plasma in the temperature range from 10 to the 6th to 10 to the 8th power were calculated. The range of values of the effective wave length was chosen on the assumption that the filters used in the experiment would absorb plasma radiation and insignificantly attenuate the transmitted radiation. A field emission cathode was used as an emitter. To maximally reduce the flash duration use was made of the short-circuiting of the gap by ionized metal vapor formed upon explosion of micro-spikes on the cathode.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE