X-ray Sensitive Material
Technical Report,01 Oct 2010,30 Sep 2014
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake
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This report is the culmination of a series of small projects from fiscal years 2011 through 2014. These projects sought a material that not only exhibited a measureable effect when dosed with X-rays 5 seconds using 80 to100 kilovolts kV, 5 milliamperes mA, tungsten W target but could also withstand temperature extremes encountered during processing and potential application.U The result of these efforts was a composite material that would hold a quasi-permanent electric charge and rapidly discharge the electric charge upon X-ray exposure. The composite material combined the properties of an electret and an X-ray photoconductor, with a measurable charge maintained for at least a period of hours and an X-ray response occurring within an increment of time that depended upon incident X-ray power.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics