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A series of seven X-ray diodes and four Si p-i-n detectors with K- and L-filters was employed to measure the absolute time-resolved spectra of 200-ns 200-kA molybdenum and copper X-pinch plasmas. We observe a 10-mum-size 0.4-0.7-ns X-ray source at a total power yield level of 1.5 GW with about 35% in the range above 1 keV. The extreme ultraviolet part of the spectrum can be fitted by a Planckian function with a temperature of 65-75 eV. In the region above 800 eV, the spectrum can be fitted by an exponential distribution with an effective temperature of ~1 keV for Mo X-pinch and ~500 eV for Cu plasma. The X-ray source yields 200-550 mJ in this spectral range. The total XUV and X-ray yield varies in the range 10-30 J.
Date of Publication: April 2009