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Liquid-metal-jet anode x-ray source
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a novel electron-impact x-ray source based on a high-speed liquid-metal-jet anode. Basic 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 micro-focus 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 January 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5196, Laser-Generated and Other Laboratory X-Ray and EUV Sources, Optics, and Applications, (7 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.504719
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Oscar E. Hemberg, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Mikael Otendal, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Hans M. Hertz, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5196:
Laser-Generated and Other Laboratory X-Ray and EUV Sources, Optics, and Applications
George A. Kyrala; Jean-Claude J. Gauthier; Carolyn A. MacDonald; Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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