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Designing and Study of X-Ray Emission from Compact Diode Powered by Capacitor Discharge
American Journal of Physics and Applications
Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2013, Pages: 125-128
Received: Dec. 3, 2013; Published: Jan. 20, 2014
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Hamdullah khan, Department of Physics, BUITEMS, Quetta, Pakistan
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A compact diode is designed and the parameters are specified for optimization of the diode. A comprehensive study of X-ray emission from compact diode, consisting of a sharp edged cathode and a flat anode of copper energized by a single capacitor charged up to 30 kV is reported. The X-ray yield was measured as a function of the interelectrode spacing by using PIN-diode detectors. The maximum x-ray emission in is found to be 320 mJ and the corresponding average efficiency for the X-ray generation was about 0.05%. The total X-ray yield in 4π geometry was recorded as 850 mJ with an overall efficiency of about 0.136%. The efficiency is expected to be further enhanced with an increase in discharge energy, charging voltage, and a reduction of the parasitic inductance.
Compact Diode, X-Ray, Cathode, Pin Diode, Efficiency, Parasitic Inductance
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Hamdullah khan, Designing and Study of X-Ray Emission from Compact Diode Powered by Capacitor Discharge, American Journal of Physics and Applications. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, pp. 125-128. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpa.20130103.20
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