Accession Number : AD0770985

Title :   Description and Operation of the Mark 1B Plasma Focus Radiation Facility,


Personal Author(s) : VAN Paassen,Hugo L. L. ; Vandre,Robert H.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The 140 kJ plasma focus facility (Mk 1B) at The Aerospace Corporation produces x-ray fluences that are applicable to most radiation testing problems (e.g., integrated circuits or transistors). Although the facility has only one beryllium window for exposing 1.6-cm-dia samples to doses of 25 to 45 krad (Si) per shot, three more windows could be added and the additional samples exposed simultaneously. The facility is experiencing switch problems and is presently averaging 50 shots per week--15 shots per day for 3 or 4 days. The results of a comprehensive switch analysis should provide solutions that will significantly improve this repetition rate. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasma devices, *Focusing, *Test facilities, X rays, Thermoluminescence, Dosimetry, Capacitors, Electrodes, Integrated circuits

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE