New microfocus bremsstrahlung source based on betatron B-18 for high-resolution radiography and tomography

M. M. Rychkov, V. V. Kaplin, E. L. Malikov, V. A. Smolyanskiy, I. B. Stepanov, A. S. Lutsenko, V. Gentsel'Man, I. K. Vas'Kovskiy

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New microfocus source of hard bremsstrahlung (photon energy > 1 MeV), based on the betatron B-18 with a narrow Ta target inside, for high-resolution radiography and tomography is presented. The first studies of the source demonstrate its possibilities for practical applications to detect the microdefects in products made from heavy materials and to control gaps in joints of parts of composite structures of engineering facilities. The radiography method was used to investigate a compound object consisting of four vertically arranged steel bars between which surfaces were exposed gaps of 10 μm in width. The radiographic image of the object, obtained with a magnification of 2.4, illustrates the good sensitivity of detecting the gaps between adjacent bars, due to the small width of the linear focus of the bremsstrahlung source.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012044
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2018
Event6th International Conference on Modern Technologies for Non-Destructive Testing - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 9 Oct 201714 Oct 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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