A Liquid-Metal-Jet Anode X-Ray Tube
2004 (English)In: Optical Engineering: The Journal of SPIE, ISSN 0091-3286, Vol. 43, no 7, 1682-1688 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 43, no 7, 1682-1688 p.
brightness, X-ray source, electron-impact, liquid-metal jet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5835DOI: 10.1117/1.1737787ISI: 000222641200028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-4143078120OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5835DiVA: diva2:10347
QC 20100915 QC 20111101. Conference on Laser-Generated and Other Laboratory X-Ray and EUV Sources, Optics, and Applications. San Diego, CA. AUG 04-06, 2003 2006-05-302006-05-302011-11-01Bibliographically approved