Accession Number : ADD000323

Title :   Electromagnetic Implosion X-Ray Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Baker,William L ; Turchi,Peter John

Report Date : 10 Sep 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent describes an electromagnetic implosion X-ray source having a thin cylindrical metal foil supported on spaced electrodes within an evacuated chamber. The electrode system is connected through a switch to a capacitor bank power supply with low inductance leads and with the average electrical impedance of the power supply. An X-ray radiation path is provided between the X-ray source and a sample holder attached to the X-ray source.

Descriptors :   *Plasma devices, *X rays, *Patents, Implosions, Electrodes

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE