1 July 2004 Liquid-metal-jet anode x-ray tube
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We describe a novel electron-impact x-ray source based on a high-speed liquid-metal-jet anode. Thermal power load calculations indicate that this new anode concept potentially could increase the achievable brightness in compact electron-impact x-ray sources by more than a factor 100 compared to current state-of-the-art rotating-anode or microfocus sources. A first, successful, low-power proof-of-principle experiment is described and the feasibility of scaling to high-brightness and high-power operation is discussed. Some possible applications that would benefit from such an increase in brightness are also briefly described.
Oscar E. Hemberg, Mikael Otendal, Hans M. Hertz, "Liquid-metal-jet anode x-ray tube," Optical Engineering 43(7), (1 July 2004). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1737787
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