Semiempirical model for generating tungsten target x-ray spectra

Academic Article


  • A semiempirical model for generating tungsten target x-ray spectra is presented. This model extends earlier work in two significant areas. First, both bremsstrahlung and characteristic x-ray production are assumed to occur at varying depths within the target. Second, optimal parameters for the model were determined from experimental spectra utilizing nonlinear least-squares techniques. As a result, good agreement is obtained between calculated and measured x-ray tube spectra and output for different target angles and a wide range of x-ray tube potentials. Such is not the case with previously published models. © 1991, American Association of Physicists in Medicine. All rights reserved.
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    Published In

  • Medical Physics  Journal
  • Medical Physics  Journal
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    Pubmed Id

  • 15172972
  • Author List

  • Barnes GT; Tucker DM; Chakraborty DP
  • Start Page

  • 211
  • End Page

  • 218
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 2