Using a commercial mini-X-ray source for calibrating Bragg crystals

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    In this paper we describe a procedure for calibration of Bragg crystals used for X-ray spectroscopy of laser plasmas. The method uses a relatively inexpensive commercially available X-ray source. By using the source to pump a metallic foil such as vanadium or titanium we were able to create a K-α emission source with minimal background radiation outside the desired photon energy. By using photon counting techniques with a CCD detector we were able to get absolute calibrations of curved and flat Bragg crystals in the 4-5 keV region. An important advantage of our method is that absolute calibration was not necessary either for the commercial source or the detector.


    • Using a commercial mini-x-ray source for calibrating Bragg crystals

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    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberP12004
    JournalJournal of Instrumentation
    Journal publication date03 Dec 2018
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 03 Dec 2018

      Research areas

    • Plasma diagnostics - interferometry, spectroscopy and imaging, X-ray detectors and telescopes

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