Characterization of a radiographic system with broad energy band X-ray source

Gambaccini, M. and Cardarelli, P. and Di Domenico, G. and Taibi, A. and Marziani, M. and Barnà, R. C. and Auditore, L. and Morgana, E. and Loria, D. and Trifirò, A. and Trimarchi, M. (2011) Characterization of a radiographic system with broad energy band X-ray source. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 (1). pp. 37-47. ISSN 1826-9885

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High energy X-ray beams with broad band energy spectra allow performing radiographic analysis on different materials and objects of relevant interest that cannot be investigated with conventional X-ray sources. The quality of a radiographic image strongly depends on the characteristics of the radiation source as the size of the X-ray emitting area, or focal spot, and the energy spectrum of the radiation. In this work the characterization of a broad-band energy bremsstrahlung source obtained from a linac providing a 5.5MeV electron beam colliding with a tungsten target is presented. In order to measure the focal-spot size an ad hoc slit camera has been designed and built and a specific technique was used. Furthermore an analysis of the energy spectrum of the beam was performed using a method based on X-ray diffraction by a mosaic crystal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: X- and γ-ray sources, mirrors, gratings, and detectors ; Hard X-ray sources
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 15:10
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 15:10

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