Investigation of the piezoelectric effect as a means to generate X-rays

Brady Gall, Scott D. Kovaleski, James A. VanGordon, Peter Norgard, Andrew Benwell, Baek Hyun Kim, Jae Wan Kwon, Gregory E. Dale

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Abstract

The piezoelectric effect is analyzed as a means to produce X-rays. A mass of crystalline piezoelectric material is used to convert a low-voltage input electrical signal into a high-voltage output signal by storing energy in a longitudinally vibrating mechanical wave. Output energy is extracted in the form of a high-voltage electron beam using a field-emission diode mounted on the surface of the crystal. The electron beam produces X-rays via bremsstrahlung interactions with a metallic surface.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6354016
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Electron emission
  • piezoelectric effect
  • X-ray production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Gall, B., Kovaleski, S. D., VanGordon, J. A., Norgard, P., Benwell, A., Kim, B. H., ... Dale, G. E. (2013). Investigation of the piezoelectric effect as a means to generate X-rays. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 41(1), 106-111. [6354016]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2012.2227250

Investigation of the piezoelectric effect as a means to generate X-rays. / Gall, Brady; Kovaleski, Scott D.; VanGordon, James A.; Norgard, Peter; Benwell, Andrew; Kim, Baek Hyun; Kwon, Jae Wan; Dale, Gregory E.

In: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 41, No. 1, 6354016, 01.01.2013, p. 106-111.

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Gall, B, Kovaleski, SD, VanGordon, JA, Norgard, P, Benwell, A, Kim, BH, Kwon, JW & Dale, GE 2013, 'Investigation of the piezoelectric effect as a means to generate X-rays', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 41, no. 1, 6354016, pp. 106-111. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2012.2227250
Gall B, Kovaleski SD, VanGordon JA, Norgard P, Benwell A, Kim BH et al. Investigation of the piezoelectric effect as a means to generate X-rays. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 2013 Jan 1;41(1):106-111. 6354016. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2012.2227250
Gall, Brady ; Kovaleski, Scott D. ; VanGordon, James A. ; Norgard, Peter ; Benwell, Andrew ; Kim, Baek Hyun ; Kwon, Jae Wan ; Dale, Gregory E. / Investigation of the piezoelectric effect as a means to generate X-rays. In: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 2013 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 106-111.
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