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X-rays emission from a compact diode energized by capacitor discharge

  • M. Zakaullah (a1), S. Ahmed (a1), S. Hussain (a1), M. Afzal (a1) and A. Waheed (a2)...

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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.

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X-rays emission from a compact diode energized by capacitor discharge

  • M. Zakaullah (a1), S. Ahmed (a1), S. Hussain (a1), M. Afzal (a1) and A. Waheed (a2)...

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