Theory and Construction of Time Resolved X-Ray Spectrometer.
Final technical rept. 31 Jan 75-31 Jan 78,
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This report describes the essential characteristics of a time resolved x-ray spectrometer. The spectrometer uses a convex curved LiF crystal which diffracts the x-rays onto a plastic NE 102 scintillator. The spectrometer is capable of analyzing spectra in the range of 4.2 KeV to 12.4 KeV. It can also time resolve the observed spectra to approximately 2.4 micro sec. with a wavelength discrimination better than 4. The report also contains the calculations, design and calibration of the associated electronics for the detection of the optical signal which appears at the plastic scintillator. A video storage system detects and stores the signal from the spectrometer. The unfolding of the x-ray spectra can then be performed at a much slower rate. The optical detector consists of a WX-31381 vidicon tube.
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