X-ray source having a liquid metal target

  • US 6,477,234 B2
  • Filed: 12/11/2001
  • Issued: 11/05/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An X-ray source that includes a liquid metal target and an electron source for the emission of an electron beam in a window of a duct section wherethrough the liquid metal target flows in the operating condition, characterized in that the duct section (51) is formed by a first duct segment (10, 20) that includes the window (23) and wherethrough the liquid metal target flows, as well as by a second duct segment (30, 40) wherethrough a cooling medium flows and which is connected to the first duct segment in such a manner that the area in which the electron beam acts on the first duct segment is cooled.

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