GB2015245A - X-ray tubes - Google Patents

X-ray tubes

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Publication number
GB2015245A
GB2015245A GB7905882A GB7905882A GB2015245A GB 2015245 A GB2015245 A GB 2015245A GB 7905882 A GB7905882 A GB 7905882A GB 7905882 A GB7905882 A GB 7905882A GB 2015245 A GB2015245 A GB 2015245A
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Prior art keywords
cathode
additional electrode
grid
3a
focal spot
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GB7905882A
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Koninklijke Philips NV
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Koninklijke Philips NV
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Priority to DE19782807735 priority Critical patent/DE2807735B2/de
Application filed by Koninklijke Philips NV filed Critical Koninklijke Philips NV
Publication of GB2015245A publication Critical patent/GB2015245A/en
Application status is Withdrawn legal-status Critical

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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
    • H01J35/00X-ray tubes
    • H01J35/02Details
    • H01J35/04Electrodes ; Mutual position thereof; Constructional adaptations therefor
    • H01J35/045Electrodes for controlling the current of the cathode ray, e.g. control grids
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
    • H01J35/00X-ray tubes
    • H01J35/02Details
    • H01J35/04Electrodes ; Mutual position thereof; Constructional adaptations therefor
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
    • H01J35/00X-ray tubes
    • H01J35/24Tubes wherein the point of impact of the cathode ray on the anode or anticathode is movable relative to the surface thereof
    • H01J35/26Tubes wherein the point of impact of the cathode ray on the anode or anticathode is movable relative to the surface thereof by rotation of the anode or anticathode

Abstract

In order to reduce stray radiation from an X-ray tube, a first additional electrode (6) is disposed near the anode focal spot (3a) on rotating anode 3 and is supplied with a voltage 3-10 kV higher than that of the cathode (5) so as to capture the majority of electrons reflected and generated by secondary emission at the focal spot (3a). A second additional electrode (8), to which a voltage positive with respect to the cathode (5) is applied, may be disposed between the cathode (5) and the first additional electrode (6) to increase the electric field strength in the region of the cathode heater and thereby compensate for space-charge effects due to the first additional electrode 6). Aperture (7a) may be dispensed with for low At. No. materials, and may produce a pre-filtering. The tube current may be switched by grid 9 or grid 8. <IMAGE>
GB7905882A 1978-02-23 1979-02-20 X-ray tubes Withdrawn GB2015245A (en)

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DE19782807735 DE2807735B2 (en) 1978-02-23 1978-02-23

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GB2015245A true GB2015245A (en) 1979-09-05

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JP (1) JPS54123891A (en)
AU (1) AU4452879A (en)
BR (1) BR7901075A (en)
DE (1) DE2807735B2 (en)
ES (1) ES477927A1 (en)
FR (1) FR2418545A1 (en)
GB (1) GB2015245A (en)
IT (1) IT1112012B (en)

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AU4452879A (en) 1979-08-30
ES477927A1 (en) 1979-07-01
JPS54123891A (en) 1979-09-26
DE2807735A1 (en) 1979-08-30
BR7901075A (en) 1979-09-11
DE2807735B2 (en) 1979-12-20
FR2418545A1 (en) 1979-09-21
IT1112012B (en) 1986-01-13
IT7920373D0 (en) 1979-02-20

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