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X-Ray Duration During Discharge in a Vacuum,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Using a pulsed X-ray tube, the duration of X-ray bursts formed by a discharge in vacuum and the anode-cathode distance in a diode-type tube were studied. The tests indicated the presence of X-rays during the breakdown current build-up and absence of X-rays as the plasma crossed the gap and the discharge changed to the arc mode. Calculations and experiment indicate that X-ray dose is directly proportional to the interelectrode gap.
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