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Title: Low-power, compact piezoelectric particle emission

Abstract

A low-power, compact piezoelectric particle emitter for emitting particles such as X-rays and neutrons. A piezoelectric transformer crystal receives an input voltage at an input end and generates a higher output voltage at an output electrode disposed at an output end. The emitter is in a vacuum and the output voltage creates an electric field. A charged particle source is positioned relative a target such that charged particles from the charged particle source are accelerated by the electric field toward the target. Interaction between the accelerated charged particles and the target causes one of X-rays and neutrons to be emitted.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532046
Patent Number(s):
9883576
Application Number:
14/898,438
Assignee:
The Curators of the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05G - X-RAY TECHNIQUE
DOE Contract Number:  
85083-001-10
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014-06-13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kovaleski, Scott D., Gall, Brady B., Benwell, Andrew L., Norgard, Peter, and Vangordon, James. Low-power, compact piezoelectric particle emission. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Kovaleski, Scott D., Gall, Brady B., Benwell, Andrew L., Norgard, Peter, & Vangordon, James. Low-power, compact piezoelectric particle emission. United States.
Kovaleski, Scott D., Gall, Brady B., Benwell, Andrew L., Norgard, Peter, and Vangordon, James. Tue . "Low-power, compact piezoelectric particle emission". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532046.
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