Glass and Ceramics

, Volume 74, Issue 11–12, pp 404–405 | Cite as

Piezoelectric Transformer Aided X-Ray Generation in Vacuum

  • A. V. Shchagin
  • V. S. Miroshnik
  • V. I. Volkov
  • A. S. Kubankin
  • O. O. Ivashchuk
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The results of an experimental study of x-ray generation aided by a ceramic piezoelectric transformer placed in vacuum are presented. X-rays were emitted with the piezoelectric transformer tuned to resonance at about 20 kHz. A characteristic emission peak of a titanium target at energy of 4.5 keV against the Bremsstrahlung background was observed in the measured x-ray spectra. The maximum energy of the x-ray Bremsstrahlung reaches 12 keV. This means that the electrons are accelerated in vacuum in the field of the piezoelectric transformer to at least 12 keV.

Key words

ceramic piezoelectric transformer x-ray generation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Shchagin
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. S. Miroshnik
    • 2
  • V. I. Volkov
    • 2
  • A. S. Kubankin
    • 1
  • O. O. Ivashchuk
    • 1
  1. 1.International Scientific and Educational Laboratory of Radiation PhysicsBelgorod State National Research UniversityBelgorodRussia
  2. 2.National Scientific Center – Kharkov Institute of Physics and TechnologyKharkovUkraine

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