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X-RAY TUBE-ELECTRON PRODUCTION

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X-RAY TUBE-ELECTRON PRODUCTION

1. Heat the tungsten filament by passing an electric current through it.
2. Electrons “boil” off the filament and produce a “cloud” of electrons adjacent to it - thermionic emission.


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REFERENCES

1. Bushberg, J. T. (2012). The essential physics of medical imaging. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Find it at Amazon
2. Heggie, J. C., Liddell, N. A., & Maher, K. P. (1997). Applied imaging technology. Melbourne: St. Vincents Hospital.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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