The Resource Investigation and optimization of a high voltage piezoelectric particle accelerator, by Brady B. Gall

Investigation and optimization of a high voltage piezoelectric particle accelerator, by Brady B. Gall

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Investigation and optimization of a high voltage piezoelectric particle accelerator
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Investigation and optimization of a high voltage piezoelectric particle accelerator
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by Brady B. Gall
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis contains analysis of the piezoelectric effect as a means to produce high voltage. The goal of this analysis is to determine if piezoelectric transformers can be used effectively in compact x-ray source applications. For the piezoelectric effect to be considered a viable mechanism for x-ray sources, the piezoelectric device must be able to produce x-ray energies ranging between 40 - 60 keV. The presented experiments demonstrated that a piezoelectric transformer produced x-rays with energies up to 125 keV. These results confirmed that the piezoelectric effect is a viable mechanism for compact x-ray production. The piezoelectric transformer far surpassed conventional piezoelectric devices and was capable of meeting and exceeding the operating voltage of x-ray applications such as tomography or radiography. Furthermore, due to the high voltages achievable by the piezoelectric transformer, additional applications such as compact neutron sources became viable using the piezoelectric effect. The D(d,n)3He fusion reaction, for instance, requires at least 100 kV for a reasonable cross-section, which is achievable using the piezoelectric transformer. While further development will be required to demonstrate neutron production using a piezoelectric transformer, the results showed that the piezoelectric effect has many potential applications beyond the scope of conventional piezoelectric devices
Cataloging source
MUU
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1986-
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Gall, Brady B.
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2012.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia,
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Kovaleski, Scott D.
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  • Piezoelectric devices
  • Particle accelerators
  • High voltages
  • X-rays
  • .Controlled fusion
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Investigation and optimization of a high voltage piezoelectric particle accelerator, by Brady B. Gall
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Publication
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Advisor: Scott D. Kovaleski
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
876615070
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 97 pages)
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online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876615070
Label
Investigation and optimization of a high voltage piezoelectric particle accelerator, by Brady B. Gall
Publication
Note
Advisor: Scott D. Kovaleski
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
876615070
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 97 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876615070

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