Simulation of radiative properties of substances used as soft X-ray source materials for an X pinch

  • O. B. Denisov
  • N. Yu. Orlov


This article presents the results of theoretical and experimental studies of the radiative properties of materials that can serve as sources of soft X-ray radiation in an X pinch. The important features of the theoretical model used to compute the radiation characteristics of the plasma with a complex chemical compound are discussed. It is shown that the yield of X-ray radiation can be increased by changing the chemical composition of the radiation source material. Theoretical results are compared with the data from experiments on measuring the total yield of X-pinch radiation where two types of wires are used: from NiCr and from Alloy 188, respectively. The physical processes in the symmetrical multilayer X pinch with the use of wires of tungsten and molybdenum are analyzed. A possible theoretical explanation of the physical effects observed in the experiment is discussed on the basis of the radiation spectra and of the W and Mo absorption and of their Rosseland and Planck paths.


radiative properties of materials Planck and Rosseland paths 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute of High TemperaturesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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