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Pinhole imaging to observe spatial jitters of a triple-pulse X-ray source on the Dragon-II LIA


In high-energy flash radiography, scattered photons degrade the acquiring image, which limits the resolving power of interfaces and density of dense object. The application of large anti-scatter grid can reduce the scattered photons remarkably, but this requires a stable source position in order to reduce the loss of signal photons in the grid structure. The pinhole imaging technique is applied to observe spatial jitters of a triple-pulse radiographic source of a linear induction accelerator. Numerical simulations are conducted to analyze the imaging performance with the same or close parameters of the pinhole object and experimental alignment. Experiments are carried out to observe spatial jitters of the source between different measurements. Deviations of the source position between different pulses are measured in each experiment.

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Wang, Y., Yang, ZY., Jing, XB. et al. Pinhole imaging to observe spatial jitters of a triple-pulse X-ray source on the Dragon-II LIA. NUCL SCI TECH 27, 110 (2016).

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  • Spatial jitter
  • X-ray source
  • Pinhole imaging
  • Linear induction accelerator