Preliminary study on X-ray source from Plasma Focus device for fast radiography

Andrea Da Re, Franco Mezzetti, Agostino Tartari, Giovanni Verri, Luigi Rapezzi, Vladimir A. Gribkov

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Plasma derived flash X-ray sources may find potential applications in medicine and industry. Notwithstanding, as is the case of Plasma Focus (PF) devices, their characterisation in term of photon energy, temporal and spatial beam stability is far to be considered satisfactory. In this work, a radiographic approach, which avoids the effects caused by the intrinsic instability of the pinch output of a PF machine, is proposed and an attenuation curve can be attained even in presence of X-ray emission instability. Using two radiographic films for each shot exposition symmetrically positioned and collimated to the pinch region the mean energy of the photons in the X-ray beam are evaluated. The X-ray emission symmetry from the pinch region was then utilised to control the validity of the proposed methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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Da Re, A., Mezzetti, F., Tartari, A., Verri, G., Rapezzi, L., & Gribkov, V. A. (2001). Preliminary study on X-ray source from Plasma Focus device for fast radiography. Nukleonika, 46(SUPPL.1), -.