A double-frame nanosecond soft X-ray backlighting system based on X-pinches

A. P. Artyomov, A. V. Fedyunin, S. A. Chaikovsky, A. S. Zhigalin, V. I. Oreshkin, N. A. Ratakhin, A. G. Rousskikh

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The operation of a double-frame soft X-ray backlighting system on the basis of two table-top pulsed power generators and X-pinches is described. The system allows one to obtain two backlighting frames of a fast process with a nanosecond exposure (2-3 ns), a micrometer spatial resolution, and an adjustable delay between the frames. Backlighting registration of electrically exploding single aluminum wires was performed in the spectral range hν > 0.8 keV of the backlighting source using the double-frame system. The jitter time between X-ray pulses was within ±18 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
JournalInstruments and Experimental Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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