Semi-empirical model for fluorescence lines evaluation in diagnostic x-ray beams

Marco Bontempi, Lucia Andreani, Claudio Labanti, Paulo Roberto Costa, Pier Luca Rossi, Giuseppe Baldazzi

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Diagnostic x-ray beams are composed of bremsstrahlung and discrete fluorescence lines. The aim of this study is the development of an efficient model for the evaluation of the fluorescence lines. The most important electron ionization models are analyzed and implemented. The model results were compared with experimental data and with other independent spectra presented in the literature. The implemented peak models allow the discrimination between direct and indirect radiation emitted from tungsten anodes. The comparison with the independent literature spectra indicated a good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-159
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Bremsstrahlung
  • Direct radiation
  • Fluorescence lines
  • Indirect radiation
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation


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