Spectral characterization of intense, short duration bremsstrahlung pulses with nuclear photoactivation techniques

J. A. Anderson, C. D. Eberhard, K. N. Taylor, J. M. Carroll, J. J. Carroll, M. J. Byrd, C. B. Collins

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Abstract

The authors discuss the use of resonant photonuclear activation as a simple experimental technique that can be used on a shot-by-shot basis to characterize the spectra of intense, short-duration bremsstrahlung pulses from pulsed power machines. Cross sections are adequate for characterizing X-ray spectra with endpoints below 1.5 MeV. It is concluded that resonant nuclear photoactivation is a valuable tool that complements both more complex electronic systems and alternative activation or dosimetric methods for determining the spectrum of single-shot, intense bremsstrahlung pulses having widths of less than a microsecond. Either along or in combination with these other methods, a properly designated photoactivation monitor package can provide the user with specific spectral intensity information on a shot-by-shot basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume36
Issue number1 pt 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1989

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Spectral characterization of intense, short duration bremsstrahlung pulses with nuclear photoactivation techniques. / Anderson, J. A.; Eberhard, C. D.; Taylor, K. N.; Carroll, J. M.; Carroll, J. J.; Byrd, M. J.; Collins, C. B.

In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 36, No. 1 pt 1, 02.1989, p. 241-245.

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Anderson, J. A. ; Eberhard, C. D. ; Taylor, K. N. ; Carroll, J. M. ; Carroll, J. J. ; Byrd, M. J. ; Collins, C. B. / Spectral characterization of intense, short duration bremsstrahlung pulses with nuclear photoactivation techniques. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 1989 ; Vol. 36, No. 1 pt 1. pp. 241-245.
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