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X-Ray Anode Surface Temperatures: The Effect Of Volume Heating
Author(s): Stephen Whitaker
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Paper Abstract

An analytical solution for the focal spot temperature is developed for the case of an exponential decay of the electron flux in the anode. The influence of volume heating on the surface temperature is dominated by the parameter (w/δ)2 where w is the focal spot width and δ is a mean depth of penetration. For typical operating conditions, the influence of volume heating becomes important when the focal spot width is less than 500 microns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968682
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Stephen Whitaker, U.C. Davis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer; Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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