Accession Number : ADA019505

Title :   Long Life X-Ray Tubes for Portable Sources.

Descriptive Note : Triannual rept. no. 1, 1 Jun-30 Sep 75,

Corporate Author : ITT ELECTRON TUBE DIV EASTON PA

Personal Author(s) : Shackelford,Charles L.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The objective of the development is a tube for portable x-ray machines with substantially increased life over that presently available. Previous experience with this class of tube has shown cathode wear to be a major factor in its life. The present study will examine a number of cathode variations and changes in tube processing. Test equipment was ordered. Two tube designs were made. Substitute tubes for immediate testing at the 100 KV level have been built and initial tests are satisfactory.

Descriptors :   *X ray tubes, X ray apparatus, Portable equipment, Field emission, Long life

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE