Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Carbon Nano Structures & Devices Chapter 2

A field-emission X-ray source using an anisotropically focused electron beam

Authors: S. Jung, D. Kim, S.K. Seol

Affilation: Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Korea

Pages: 185 - 187

Keywords: field emission, X-ray source, electron beam

A field-emission X-ray source for dental imaging with an anode voltage of 70 kV and an anode current of more than 1 mA was designed and assembled using an anisotropically focused electron beam. With up to 3 kV (5 V/um) applied to a grid, the emitted electrons from a carbon nanotube based cathode were shaped into an elliptical beam by an anisotropic electron lens. The electron beam was accelerated by an 13.5-degree angled stationary anode target and focused to a small spot size, which results in an circular-shaped effective X-ray focal spot with a diameter of less than 400 um. Acknowledgment This study was supported by the research fund from Seoul R&BD program (grant # CR070054).

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95