X-pinch source of subnanosecond soft X-ray pulses based on small-sized low-inductance current generator

G. A. Mesyats, T. A. Shelkovenko, G. V. Ivanenkov, A. V. Agafonov, S. Yu Savinov, S. A. Pikuz, I. N. Tilikin, S. I. Tkachenko, S. A. Chaikovskii, N. A. Ratakhin, V. F. Fedushchak, V. I. Oreshkin, A. V. Fedyunin, A. G. Russkikh, N. A. Labetskaya, A. P. Artemov, D. A. Hammer, D. B. Sinars

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For the first time, the regime of a micrometer-size hot spot formation is impemented for an X-pinch in a plasma, which is fed from a current generator based on low-inductance capacitors and rapid current switches. The configurations of X-pinches, which can be used effectively as point sources of soft X-rays with this type of current generator, are determined. A prototype of a small-size radiation source for high-resolution point projection X-ray radiography has been constructed. The main parameters of X-pinch as a radiation source are analyzed and compared with X-pinch parameters in high-voltage setups with shaping lines. An analysis of the data on the operation of X-pinches in generators with different parameters has led to simple relations that can be used to select optimal initial X-pinch parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes


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Mesyats, G. A., Shelkovenko, T. A., Ivanenkov, G. V., Agafonov, A. V., Savinov, S. Y., Pikuz, S. A., Tilikin, I. N., Tkachenko, S. I., Chaikovskii, S. A., Ratakhin, N. A., Fedushchak, V. F., Oreshkin, V. I., Fedyunin, A. V., Russkikh, A. G., Labetskaya, N. A., Artemov, A. P., Hammer, D. A., & Sinars, D. B. (2010). X-pinch source of subnanosecond soft X-ray pulses based on small-sized low-inductance current generator. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, 111(3), 363-370. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063776110090049