Boeing Radiation Effects Laboratory (BREL)

Flash x-ray

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Type of Simulator

Flash x-ray

Application

X rays, electrons for TREE, material response

Test Object Size

4 cm2 e-beam
1 m2 x-ray

General Description

The facility has dedicated screen rooms, diagnostics and associated general purpose test equipment, and technical support personnel.

Technical Characteristics

Voltage

x-ray mode

3 to 6.5 MV

e-beam mode

3 to 6.5 MV

Energy

5 to 15 kJ (3-9 delivered)

Energy

x-ray mode

1.3 to 1.75 MeV

e-beam mode

up to 4.2 MeV

Beam

Current up to 120 kA

Fluence

1 to 170 cal/cm2 (3 MeV average fluence with 1-inch diameter e-beam)

Dose

15 krad(Si)

Dose Rate

x-ray mode

5x1011 rad(Si)/s

e-beam mode

> 1x1012 rad(Si)/s

Rise time (10-90%)

< 2 ns

Pulse width (FWHM)

35 ns

Target area (max)

176 cm2

Repetition rate

30 to 40 /hr

Reproducibility

5%