Accession Number : ADD004590

Title :   X-RAY Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : McKnight,William B ; Scully,Marlan O ; Louisell,William H

Report Date : 15 Mar 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A population inversion is established by beam foil excitation. A beam of completely stripped nuclei is passed through a foil target. An ion beam travels between the plates of a strip transmission line in a plane parallel to those plates. The foil is located in a slot in one of the plates. A voltage pulse is applied at the downstream end of the line and a wavefront propagates down the plates towards the upstream end. This pulse will cause deflection of the ion beam towards the foil along a linear intersection path which travels at approximately the velocity of light. (Author)

Descriptors :   *X ray apparatus, *Laser pumping, *Patents, Ion beams, Excitation, Strip transmission lines, Coherent radiation, Soft x rays

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE