X-ray absorption has been used to image the distribution of Hg in high-pressure arc lamps used for lighting (Curry, Sansonetti, and Wang, in progress). Here, several images are presented showing the analytic transformation of raw x-ray data into an image of the Hg vapor density in a cylindrically symmetric arc.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue: No 2
Pub Type: Journals
Hg plasma, high-intensity discharge, lighting plasma, metal-halide arc, x-ray absorption imaging