Excitation of X-Rays Using Polarized LiNbO3 Single Crystal
The radiation of X-rays using the electric charge generated by a temperature change of a LiNbO3 single crystal has been investigated. When the LiNbO3 single crystal was placed in a conductive cylindrical pipe made of graphite, aluminum or copper, the photon flux of the radiated X-rays was dependent on the type of conductive material used. Depending on the type of materials on which the crystal was placed, the photon flux of the radiated X-rays increased with decreasing work function of the material.
Masaru Miyayama, Tadashi Takenaka, Masasuke Takata and Kazuo Shinozaki
S. Fukao et al., "Excitation of X-Rays Using Polarized LiNbO3 Single Crystal ", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 301, pp. 205-210, 2006