An x-ray biplanar photodiode and the x-ray emission from magnetically confined laser produced plasma
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- Rai, V.N., Shukla, M. & Pant, H.C. Pramana - J Phys (1999) 52: 49. doi:10.1007/BF02827601
Development of a single and multichannel biplanar vacuum photodiode for x-ray detection is reported, which has been used to study the x-ray emission from laser produced plasma expanding across an externally applied magnetic field. Two to three times enhancement in x-ray emission has been observed which was found correlated with decrease in size of the x-ray emitting plasma plume (expansion velocity of plasma). Experimental observations were found in close agreement with the analytical model based on an increase in plasma density as a result of plasma confinement in magnetic field. Temporal evolution of x-ray emission indicates that recombination radiation seems to be playing an important role in x-ray enhancement.