X-ray diode with spark plug plasma cathodes

Sarah Bollanti, Paolo Di Lazzaro, Francesco Flora, Gualtiero Giordano, Tommaso Letardi, Daniele Murra, Giovanni Schina, Cheng En Zheng

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Abstract

We have tested a high-repetition-rate X-ray diode working in reflection geometry, which uses commercial spark-plugs as plasma cathode. The results show that the spark-plug plasma cathode is a reliable, high-current and long-lifetime electron gun. After more than 106shots, the dose, uniformity and ionization rate of the emitted X-ray guarantee an effective preionization of XeCl excimer laser discharges. Due to the low cost, the long lifetime and the substantial absence of maintenance, this X-ray diode seems suitable to preionize commercial gas lasers, such as excimer and TEA CO2lasers.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventXII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference - , Russian Federation
Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …

Conference

ConferenceXII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
CountryRussian Federation
Period1/1/98 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bollanti, S., Di Lazzaro, P., Flora, F., Giordano, G., Letardi, T., Murra, D., ... Zheng, C. E. (1998). X-ray diode with spark plug plasma cathodes. Paper presented at XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, Russian Federation. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334409