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Novel x-ray tube with a line filament
Author(s): Sang Gon Lee; Jun Gyo Bak; Manfred Bitter; Richard More
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Paper Abstract

A novel x-ray tube has been produced by using a line filament as a cathode. It is found that the electrons emitted form the filament arrive on the anode in a line perpendicular to the direction of the filament. The image of the x-ray emitting area on the anode obtained with a x-ray pinhole camera and a CCD detector shows a slightly curved line. The formation of this curved line is explained by Monte Carlo calculations, which include electric and magnetic fields in the x-ray tube as well as Joule heating, surface cooling, and thermal conduction in the cathode. The experimental result sand the result form the Monte Carlo calculations are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4504, Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II, (14 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448462
Show Author Affiliations
Sang Gon Lee, Korea Basic Science Institute (South Korea)
Jun Gyo Bak, Korea Basic Science Institute (South Korea)
Manfred Bitter, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Richard More, National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4504:
Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II
George A. Kyrala; Jean-Claude J. Gauthier, Editor(s)

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