14 November 2001 Novel x-ray tube with a line filament
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A novel x-ray tube has been produced by using a line filament as a cathode. It is found that the electrons emitted form the filament arrive on the anode in a line perpendicular to the direction of the filament. The image of the x-ray emitting area on the anode obtained with a x-ray pinhole camera and a CCD detector shows a slightly curved line. The formation of this curved line is explained by Monte Carlo calculations, which include electric and magnetic fields in the x-ray tube as well as Joule heating, surface cooling, and thermal conduction in the cathode. The experimental result sand the result form the Monte Carlo calculations are presented.
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Sang Gon Lee, Sang Gon Lee, Jun Gyo Bak, Jun Gyo Bak, Manfred Bitter, Manfred Bitter, Richard More, Richard More, } "Novel x-ray tube with a line filament", Proc. SPIE 4504, Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II, (14 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448462; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.448462


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