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Title: X-ray tube with magnetic electron steering

Abstract

An X-ray tube uses a magnetic field to steer electrons. The magnetic field urges electrons toward the anode, increasing the proportion of electrons emitted from the cathode that reach desired portions of the anode and consequently contribute to X-ray production. The magnetic field also urges electrons reflected from the anode back to the anode, further increasing the efficiency of the tube.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
873399
Patent Number(s):
6151384
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
x-ray; tube; magnetic; electron; steering; field; steer; electrons; urges; anode; increasing; proportion; emitted; cathode; reach; desired; portions; consequently; contribute; production; reflected; efficiency; ray tube; magnetic field; x-ray tube; electrons emitted; x-ray production; desired portions; desired portion; /378/250/372/

Citation Formats

Reed, Kim W., Turman, Bobby N., Kaye, Ronald J., and Schneider, Larry X. X-ray tube with magnetic electron steering. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Reed, Kim W., Turman, Bobby N., Kaye, Ronald J., & Schneider, Larry X. X-ray tube with magnetic electron steering. United States.
Reed, Kim W., Turman, Bobby N., Kaye, Ronald J., and Schneider, Larry X. Sat . "X-ray tube with magnetic electron steering". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873399.
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author = {Reed, Kim W. and Turman, Bobby N. and Kaye, Ronald J. and Schneider, Larry X.},
abstractNote = {An X-ray tube uses a magnetic field to steer electrons. The magnetic field urges electrons toward the anode, increasing the proportion of electrons emitted from the cathode that reach desired portions of the anode and consequently contribute to X-ray production. The magnetic field also urges electrons reflected from the anode back to the anode, further increasing the efficiency of the tube.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
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