MetalJet X-ray sources
For synchrotron-like performance in the home lab
The Excillum MetalJet series of X-ray sources are based on our unique metal-jet technology. Achieving significantly higher brightness and smaller spot sizes than any other available microfocus X-ray source, the MetalJet can create very brilliant and small beams enabling the closest possible to synchrotron performance in the home lab.
The metal-jet technology can thereby e.g. enable a major increase of the image acquisition speed with maintained resolution in an X-ray imaging application or measurement throughput improvement combined with better precision and accuracy in an analytical application.
Especially in the microfocus X-ray spot size range, from about 5 µm diameter to a few tens of µm, a source based on a liquid-metal jet anode significantly outperforms a classical solid anode X-ray source.
The liquid-metal jet concept
The MetalJet X-ray tubes are conventional microfocus tubes with the solid-metal anode replaced by a liquid-metal jet. This type of anode is continuously regenerated and already in the molten stage. Thereby, the classical power limit of an X-ray source, when the anode is permanently damaged by the electron beam, may be disregarded. The metal-jet supports higher electron-beam power and can therefore generate higher X-ray flux.
Liquid-metal jet anode.
Watch the videos below for an inside view of the metal-jet technology.
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