10 September 2005 Monochromatic x-ray generator utilizing angle dependence of bremsstrahlung x-ray distribution
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This generator consists of the following components: a constant high-voltage power supply, a filament power supply, a turbomolecular pump, and an x-ray tube. The x-ray tube is a demountable diode which is connected to the turbomolecular pump and consists of the following major devices: a molybdenum rod target, a tungsten hairpin cathode (filament), a focusing (Wehnelt) electrode, a polyethylene terephthalate x-ray window 0.25 mm in thickness, and a stainless-steel tube body. In the x-ray tube, the positive high voltage is applied to the anode (target) electrode, and the cathode is connected to the tube body (ground potential). In this experiment, the tube voltage applied was from 22 to 36 kV, and the tube current was regulated to within 100 μA by the filament temperature. The exposure time is controlled in order to obtain optimum x-ray intensity. The electron beams from the cathode are converged to the target by the focusing electrode, and clean Kα rays are produced through the focusing electrode using a 20-μm-thick zirconium filter. The x-ray intensity was 12.1 μGy/s at 1.0 m from the x-ray source with a tube voltage of 30 kV and a tube current of 100 μA, and monochromatic radiography was performed using a computed radiography system.
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Eiichi Sato, Etsuro Tanaka, Hidezo Mori, Toshiaki Kawai, Takashi Inoue, Akira Ogawa, Toshio Ichimaru, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Hideaki Ido, "Monochromatic x-ray generator utilizing angle dependence of bremsstrahlung x-ray distribution", Proc. SPIE 5918, Laser-Generated, Synchrotron, and Other Laboratory X-Ray and EUV Sources, Optics, and Applications II, 591819 (10 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620203; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.620203
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X-rays

Electrodes

X-ray sources

Angiography

Molybdenum

Radiography

X-ray imaging

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