MetalJet X-Ray Source Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MetalJet X-ray tube is a conventional microfocus tube 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. 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 outperform a classical solid anode X-ray source.

The Concept

The MetalJet X-ray tubes are conventional microfocus tubes with the solid-metal anode replaced by a liquid-metal jet. The metal jet supports higher electron-beam power and can therefore generate higher X-ray flux.

Regular anode.

Liquid MetalJet anode.

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