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Fluor'X: a near monochromatic x-ray source
Author(s): Jan Marfeld; Gert E. van Dorssen; Marcel Niestadt
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Paper Abstract

More than 100 years after the discovery of X-rays by Roentgen the basic design of X-ray tubes remains nearly unchanged. A polychromatic spectrum of X-rays is generated by deceleration of electrons in a heavy (metal) target, superimposed by the characteristic fluorescence lines of that material. Nowadays, in many applications the need for near monochromatic radiation is beneficial or even mandatory. In this paper an X-ray tube is described which emits a spectrum consisting only of characteristic fluorescence radiation. Measurements of the yield and spectral distribution are presented, as well as possible applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4502, Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics II, (6 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449869
Show Author Affiliations
Jan Marfeld, Philips Analytical (Netherlands)
Gert E. van Dorssen, Philips Analytical (Netherlands)
Marcel Niestadt, Philips Analytical (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4502:
Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics II
Ali M. Khounsary; Carolyn A. MacDonald, Editor(s)

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