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Author Loisel, G. ♦ Lake, P. ♦ Gard, P. ♦ Dunham, G. ♦ Nielsen-Weber, L. ♦ Wu, M. ♦ Norris, E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ♦ CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ ANODES ♦ CAMERAS ♦ CRYSTALS ♦ ELECTRIC POTENTIAL ♦ GOLD ♦ K SHELL ♦ L SHELL ♦ M SHELL ♦ PHOTONS ♦ PULSES ♦ SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES ♦ SPECTROMETERS ♦ X RADIATION ♦ X-RAY SOURCES
Abstract At Sandia National Laboratories, the x-ray generator Manson source model 5 was upgraded from 10 to 25 kV. The purpose of the upgrade is to drive higher characteristics photon energies with higher throughput. In this work we present characterization studies for the source size and the x-ray intensity when varying the source voltage for a series of K-, L-, and M-shell lines emitted from Al, Y, and Au elements composing the anode. We used a 2-pinhole camera to measure the source size and an energy dispersive detector to monitor the spectral content and intensity of the x-ray source. As the voltage increases, the source size is significantly reduced and line intensity is increased for the three materials. We can take advantage of the smaller source size and higher source throughput to effectively calibrate the suite of Z Pulsed Power Facility crystal spectrometers.
ISSN 00346748
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-11-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume Number 87
Issue Number 11


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