Small-Size High-Current Generators for X-Ray Backlighting

S. A. Chaikovsky, A. P. Artyomov, N. V. Zharova, A. S. Zhigalin, I. V. Lavrinovich, V. I. Oreshkin, N. A. Ratakhin, A. G. Rousskikh, A. V. Fedunin, V. F. Fedushchak, A. A. Erfort

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The paper deals with the soft X-ray backlighting based on the X-pinch as a powerful tool for physical studies of fast processes. Proposed are the unique small-size pulsed power generators operating as a low-inductance capacitor bank. These pulse generators provide the X-pinch-based soft X-ray source (hν = 1–10 keV) of micron size at 2–3 ns pulse duration. The small size and weight of pulse generators allow them to be transported to any laboratory for conducting X-ray backlighting of test objects with micron space resolution and nanosecond exposure time. These generators also allow creating synchronized multi-frame radiographic complexes with frame delay variation in a broad range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1408-1412
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • dense high-temperature plasma
  • low-inductance capacitor
  • pulsed power generator
  • pulsed radiography
  • soft X-ray
  • X-pinch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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