The source for X-ray innovation

Excillum is the company behind the world’s brightest X-ray tube. The MetalJet is based on the unique metal-jet technology where the traditional solid anode of X-ray tubes is replaced with a jet of liquid metal.

The metal-jet technology was invented by our company’s founders in 1999. Today, we offer a growing range of the MetalJet and NanoTube X-ray sources based on our key technologies, to customers all over the world.

We are headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, where we have R&D, engineering and production all in house. We cover the world with our own sales and service & support teams, and via a network of OEM partners and distributors.

As a leading X-ray source manufacturer, we take pride in the contributions we make to new science that is built upon the foundations of the scientists who made advancements in this field. This year we celebrate 125 years since Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered X-rays on November 8, 1895. Read this article where we look at the history of these rays once “unknown” that are now ubiquitous.

Our story

The invention

It started already in 1999 with the invention of the liquid-metal-jet-anode principle by Prof. Hans Hertz and Ph.D. student Oscar Hemberg. The technology was then further refined by Ph.D. students Mikael Otendal and Tomi Tuohimaa. At that time the four founders-to-be were affiliated with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
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Excillum in numbers

X-ray sources installed
countries using our X-ray sources
partners for integration and distribution

Our customers

Working with direct customers and OEM partners, our state-of-the-art X-ray sources are installed and in operation across the world. Today, 100+ Excillum X-ray sources are proven in various applications and X-ray techniques, achieving unparalleled brightness and resolution for the home lab.

Our mission

is to enable new science, improve medicine and enhance manufacturing by redefining the X-ray tube.

Our vision

is to be the world’s leading innovator and supplier of premium X-ray sources.

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