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Title: Cooling for a rotating anode X-ray tube

Abstract

A method and apparatus for cooling a rotating anode X-ray tube. An electromagnetic motor is provided to rotate an X-ray anode with cooling passages in the anode. These cooling passages are coupled to a cooling structure located adjacent the electromagnetic motor. A liquid metal fills the passages of the cooling structure and electrical power is provided to the motor to rotate the anode and generate a rotating magnetic field which moves the liquid metal through the cooling passages and cooling structure.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Hinsdale, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
871464
Patent Number(s):
5737387
Assignee:
ARCH Development Corporation (Chicago, IL) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cooling; rotating; anode; x-ray; tube; method; apparatus; electromagnetic; motor; provided; rotate; passages; coupled; structure; located; adjacent; liquid; metal; fills; electrical; power; generate; magnetic; field; moves; rotating magnetic; cooling passages; anode x-ray; ray tube; electrical power; magnetic field; liquid metal; located adjacent; x-ray tube; rotating anode; structure located; metal fills; cooling structure; electromagnetic motor; /378/

Citation Formats

Smither, Robert K. Cooling for a rotating anode X-ray tube. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Smither, Robert K. Cooling for a rotating anode X-ray tube. United States.
Smither, Robert K. Thu . "Cooling for a rotating anode X-ray tube". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871464.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for cooling a rotating anode X-ray tube. An electromagnetic motor is provided to rotate an X-ray anode with cooling passages in the anode. These cooling passages are coupled to a cooling structure located adjacent the electromagnetic motor. A liquid metal fills the passages of the cooling structure and electrical power is provided to the motor to rotate the anode and generate a rotating magnetic field which moves the liquid metal through the cooling passages and cooling structure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
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