X-rays emission from a compact diode energized by capacitor discharge
Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, 45320 Islamabad, Pakistan
2 PINSTECH, PO Box 2151, 44000 Islamabad, Pakistan
Accepted: 17 June 2004
Published online: 25 August 2004
X-ray emission from a compact diode consisting of a sharp edged cathode and flat anode of copper and lead, energized by simple capacitor discharge is reported. With a sewing machine needle cathode, and lead target, the generation efficiency upto 0.4% is obtained. The efficiency is expected to enhance further with the increase in discharge energy, charging voltage and reducing the parasitic inductance.
PACS: 52.70.La – X-ray and gamma-ray measurements / 52.80.Vp – Discharge in vacuum
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