Pinhole X-ray camera photographs of an ECR ion source plasma

Sándor Biri, Endre Takács, Richárd Racz, Larry T. Hudson, József Pálinkás

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A 70-μm pinhole and an X-ray CCD camera in single-photon counting mode were used to obtain spatially and spectrally resolved images of an electron-cyclotron-resonance ion-source-generated plasma. The method has good spatial resolution, as well as the capability of postprocessed energy filtering of the images. The X-ray images clearly show the spatial positions of different sources of the X-ray photons: bremsstrahlung, characteristic lines of the plasma ions, and X-rays emitted from the wall.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5975235
Pages (from-to)2494-2495
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number11 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2011



  • Ion sources
  • X-ray detectors
  • plasma magnetic confinement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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