Energetic flash X-ray sources excited by Blumlein generators

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Eight triaxial Blumlein circuits have been stacked in series at one end while being synchronously commuted at the other end with a single hydrogen thyratron. Having no other switching elements, operation has been possible at repetition rates up to 100 Hz. Improvement in matching an X-ray diode to this pulse power source has been realized, making possible the emission of an average bremsstrahlung exposure rate of 15 R/s from a sequence of 20 ns pulses. Recent advances in the development of this device resulting in open-circuit voltage gains approaching six times the charging voltage are described. © 1989.




Davanloo, F., Coogan, J. J., Krause, R. K., & Collins, C. B. (1989). Energetic flash X-ray sources excited by Blumlein generators. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B, 4041(PART 2), 912–915. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-583X(89)90506-5

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