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26 August 2015 A triboelectric closed loop band system for the generation of x-rays
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X-ray have been commercially produced using the same basic design since their discovery by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, for which he was awarded the first Nobel prize in physics. This technology requires high voltage elements, ultra high vacuum tubes, and high voltage electronics. The vacuum and high voltage drive up the price of x-ray technology and in order to bring down the cost, a brand new way to produce x-rays is needed. In 2008 Carlos Camara, Juan Escobar, Jonathan R. Hird, and Seth Putterman1 discovered that by pealing scotch tape in a vacuum you could create enough x-rays to take an x-ray radiograph of a finger. This lead to the formation of Tribogenics and the development of the rod and band x-ray architecture.
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E. Van Cleve, B. Lucas, Z. Ganlieli, E. W. Wong, P. Cortes Jr., N. Mehta, D. Cuadra, J. Fong, S. Hansen, A. Kotowski, and C. G. Camara "A triboelectric closed loop band system for the generation of x-rays", Proc. SPIE 9590, Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications IV, 95900F (26 August 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2193870
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