6 December 2006 Investigation of micro-focus x-ray tube for radiography
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Proceedings Volume 5943, X-ray and Neutron Capillary Optics II; 59430Z (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.637997
Event: X-ray and Neutron Capillary Optics II, 2004, Zvenigorod, Russian Federation
Abstract
The radiography with micro focus x-ray tube is very promising for use in non-destructive industrial control, medical and biological x-ray imaging. We investigated a micro focus x-ray tube with hollow anode to find the smallest available focal spot sizes under the different values of the X-ray tube load. The electron beam focusing system of the x-ray tube was designed with the use of the deflection-coil assemblies and a short focusing lens. Under varying the tube power load from 20W to 70W we found that the X-ray focal spot size (full width at half maximum-FWHM) is changed from 25 μm to 54 μm. The methods of focal spot size measurements are shortly described. Examples of radiographic images of the pair-line object target (phantom CIRS 1 1A) are presented. The phantom study showed the resolving power 18 pl/mm÷20 pl/mm. Practical applications of the developed X-ray apparatus are discussed in the report.
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V. Ya. Shovkun, M. A. Kumakhov, I. V. Pirshin, V. D. Gelever, "Investigation of micro-focus x-ray tube for radiography", Proc. SPIE 5943, X-ray and Neutron Capillary Optics II, 59430Z (6 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.637997; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.637997
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X-rays

Mammography

Radiography

Spectral resolution

X-ray imaging

CCD cameras

Electron beams

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