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Spectrum of target bremsstrahlung at small angles

A. Sirlin

Spectrum of target bremsstrahlung at small angles

by A. Sirlin

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Published by Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas in Rio de Janeiro .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementA. Sirlin.
SeriesNotas de física ;, v. 3, no. 12
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 86/1374 (Q)
The Physical Object
Pagination29 leaves, [5] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2679536M
LC Control Number85844876

The disadvantage of a small target angle is. a greater anode heel effect. Z number of tungsten. What type of energy spectrum is produced by bremsstrahlung radiation. continuous. X-ray tube filtration is designed to filter out. The maximum energy of the photon in the x-ray emission spectrum are changed by the. kVp. The X-ray spectrum. As a result of characteristic and bremsstrahlung radiation generation a spectrum of X-ray energy is produced within the X-ray beam. This spectrum can be manipulated by changing the X-ray tube current or voltage settings, or .

A beam of MeV electrons was incident on a bremsstrahlung converter. Two converters were used, one to generate a soft x-ray spectrum with mean photon energy of 85 keV and the second a harder spectrum of mean energy keV. The bremsstrahlung radiation was measured by thermoluminescent dosimeters encapsulated with varying amounts of Ta and Al.   To measure the emitted photons from the target, the CdTe semiconductor detector (SCT1C1C05, Clear Pulse Co.), having a volume of 5 × 5 × mm 3, was placed at the same height as the beam line at a scattering angle of 90° and cm away from the target. The energy resolution of the detector was about % for keV photons.

Experimental results are presented comparing the intensity of the bremsstrahlung produced by electrons with initial energies ranging from 10 to keV incident on a thick Ag target.   Let's start with the origin of Bremsstrahlung radiation. According to Maxwell's equations, any time a charge accelerates or decelerates, an electromagnetic wave will be emitted. For electron speeds that are not very close to the speed of light.


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Spectrum of target bremsstrahlung at small angles by A. Sirlin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The combination of Schiff's energy-angle distribution for the radiated photons and a Gaussian-like theory of multiple scattering for the incident electrons is studied.

The emphasis here is placed on a detailed consideration of the influence of screening as expressed in the Schiff's theory. An expression for the forward radiation is first developed, which is valid for Cited by: 7.

The effect of collimation on the thick target spectrum The bremsstrahlung spectral ditribution for a thin target varies both with emission angle and with incident electron energy. We may expect therefore that the presence of a collimator in the photon beam should have some effect on the thick target spectrum by: 6.

The output spectrum consists of a continuous spectrum of X-rays, with additional sharp peaks at certain energies. The continuous spectrum is due to bremsstrahlung, while the sharp peaks are characteristic X-rays associated with the atoms in the target.

For this reason, bremsstrahlung in this context is also called continuous X-rays. PH YSI CAL REVI EW VOL NUM BER 2 JULY Energy-Angle Distribution of Thin Target Bremsstrahlung L. Scarm Stanford University, Stanford, Cahfornia (Received April 4, ) The differential bremsstrahlung cross section of Bethe and Heitler is integrated over scattered electron angles to obtain an expression for the distribution in energy and angle of.

Bremsstrahlung can have any energy ranging from zero to the maximum KE of the bombarding electrons (i.e., 0 to Emax), depending on how much the electrons are influenced by the electric field, therefore forming a continuous spectrum.

In this paper we give a technique for calculation of bremsstrahlung spectra from a thick tungsten target in the energy range of MeV at angles 0°°. The results obtained are compared with the available exper- imental data and Monte Carlo calculations. Photon energy spectra up to the kinematic limit have been measured in MeV proton reactions with light and heavy nuclei to investigate the influence of the multiple-scattering process on the photon production.

Relative to the predictions of models based on a quasi-free production mechanism a strong suppression of bremsstrahlung is observed in the low-energy region of the photon spectrum.

Bremsstrahlung spectra from thick targets of Al and Pb have been measured absolutely (photons per incident electron) along the beam axis for electrons of 10‐, 15‐, 20‐, 25‐, and 30‐MeV incident energy.

The spectra have a ‐keV low‐energy cutoff. The targets were cylinders with nominal thicknesses of % of the electron CSDA range. In reference 4, the thin-target bremsstrahlung cross section was computed by using the Bethe-Heitler formula for a wide range of electron energies and for 8, equal to Oo, 30°, 60°, and 90'.

One such spectrum from reference 4 is presented in figure 3 for a 1-MeV electron. The yield of bremsstrahlung from collisions of fast electrons (energy at least 6 MeV) with a Tungsten target can 10 be significantly improved by exploitation of Tungsten wall scatter in a multi-layered target.

A simplified version of a previously developed principle is also able to focus small angle scattered electrons by a Tungsten wall. It is. bremsstrahlung cross section of Haug () is used with the Elwert () correction.

As expected for thin-target bremsstrahlung, the power-law indices for the mean electron flux distribution (Fig. 2b) are smaller than the photon spectral indices (Fig. 1d) by about 1. Role of polarization Bremsstrahlung in the formation of total Bremsstrahlung (BS) spectra in thick targets of Al, Ti, Sn and Pb, produced by complete absorption of.

The yield of bremsstrahlung (BS) from collisions of fast electrons (energy at least 6 MeV) with a Tungsten target can be significantly improved by exploitation of Tungsten wall scatter in a multi-layered target.

A simplified version of a previously developed principle is also able to focus on small angle scattered electrons by a Tungsten wall. This layer, or track, is embedded in a base of molybdenum and graphite (Figure ).

Tungsten generally makes up 90% of the composition of the rotating target, with rhenium making up the other 10%. The face of the anode is angled to help the x-ray photons exit the tube.

Rotating targets generally have a target angle ranging from 5 to 20 degrees. An evacuated target chamber with a stainless-steel (SS) window was used at small measurement angles (0°–10°) to keep noise down for measuring low beam currents in the target.

At larger angles, beam currents were high enough for measurement with the TCM, and the target chamber was removed for the measurements (30°–90°). Continuous X-ray Spectrum Continuous spectrum arises due to the deceleration of the electrons hitting the target.

This type of radiation is know as bremsstrahlung, German for “brakingradiation”. It is also called polychromatic, continuousor whiteradiation. Some electrons lose all the energy in a single collision with a target atom.

atom. The shape and intensity of the bremsstrahlung spectrum depend not only on the angle of x-ray emission but also on the scattering angle of electrons in the target.

The secondary electrons that are produced in the ionization events can share the projectile electron's energy and radiate in subsequent interactions with the target. A typical spectrum is shown below and is made up of photons from both Bremsstrahlung and characteristic interactions.

Typical Photon Energy Spectrum from a Machine Operating at KV = 80 The relative composition of an x-ray spectrum with respect to Bremsstrahlung and characteristic radiation depends on the anode material, KV, and filtration. make it desirable as the target of a diagnostic x-ray tube except _____ C.

Tungsten is a good conductor of electricity The high Z of tungsten makes Bremsstrahlung production more efficient, while the high melting point of tungsten keeps the target from melting.

In an ideal spectrum of Bremsstrahlung emitted from a thick target, A. the RHESSI X-ray spectrum with the thin-target bremsstrahlung from a double power-law electron distribution with a low-energy cutoff. We find that relativis-tic effects significantly impact the bremsstrahlung spectrum above keV and, therefore, the deduced electron distribution.

Next, we derive the evolution of. greater the energy of the resulting Bremsstrahlung photon. Bremsstrahlung interactions generate x-ray photons with a continuous spectrum of energy. i.e. different energies. The energy of an x-ray beam may be described by identifying the peak operating voltage (in kVp).

A dental x-ray machine operating at a peak voltage of 70, volts.Comparison of bremsstrahlung doses calculated assuming a half-space isotropic source and incident spectrum in the complex MSFC calculation [equation (49)] and using equation (54).

The spectrum is of the form Go(E) = P exp (-PE) e/cm 2 -MeV. 33 Comparison of bremsstrahlung dose calculated assuming a.As the electrons bombard the target they interact via Bremsstrahlung and characteristic interactions and result in conversion of energy into heat (99%) and x-ray photons (1%).

The x-ray photons are released in a beam with a range of energies (x-ray spectrum) out of the window and form the basis for x-ray image formation.