Accession Number:

AD0787053

Title:

Soviet Development of Flash X-Ray Machines

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The material on Soviet development of high-power flash X-ray machines was prepared from Soviet and U.S. open-source publications covering the period from 1968 to 1973, and represents a significant aspect of the continuing study of high current beams developed in the Soviet Union. The designers of the RIUS electron accelerator series are developing new machines with pressurized water as the dielectric. The physical properties of water make it superior in this application to conventional materials, such as oil, offering the opportunity to achieve higher power levels and pulse repetition rates. Flash X-ray machines in which X-ray excitation occurs at near atmospheric pressures are being considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE