Pressure dependence of X-rays produced by an LiTaO3 single crystal at the pressures of 1–20 Pa

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The energy spectra of X-rays produced by an LiTaO3 single crystal have been measured at pressures of 1–20 Pa. The energy spectra showed that the endpoint energy and the amount of X-rays gradually increased with the decrease of pressure at 5–8 Pa and abruptly increased around 4 Pa and below. A maximum endpoint energy of 70 keV was obtained using the LiTaO3 single crystal with 5 mm thickness at a pressure of 3 Pa. The change of X-rays produced by the LiTaO3single crystal was discussed in relation to the breakdown potential at the pressures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016



  • Breakdown potential
  • LiTaO
  • Pressure
  • Pyroelectric crystal
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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