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Development of the Design Technology and Properties of an Electron Beam from a Portable X-ray Tube with a High Output Power
New Physics: Sae Mulli 2017; 67: 82~87
Published online January 31, 2017;
© 2017 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Tae-Young PARK1, Hye-Rie LEE1, Sang-Suk LEE*1, Rae-Jun PARK2

1 Department of Oriental Biomedical Engineering, Sangji University, Wonju 26339, Korea
2 XL Co. Ltd., Wonju 26311, Korea 
Correspondence to:
Received August 4, 2016; Revised August 10, 2016; Accepted August 10, 2016.
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The size of a focused spot depending on the cathode shield for a portable and high-output X-ray tube were simulated by using the OPERA-3D SW program. Parameters, such as the voltage, the temperature, and the work function of thermal electrons applied to the filament as a cathode and to the target as an anode, were optimized, and the performance of the X-ray focusing tube was determined. The orbits of the electrons in the thermal electron beam emitted from the filament of the X-ray tube were simulated by using the finite element method for the anode, cathode cup, and shield plate. Through an analysis of the distribution of the electron-beam density with and without a cathode shield plate, the average magnitudes of the lengths and widths spots symmetrically focused were found to be 4.5 mm and 1.5 mm, respectively.
PACS numbers: 41.50.+h, 87.56.N-, 47.11.Fg
Keywords: Focusing tube, Cathode cup, Shield plate, Heat analysis, Distribution of electron beam density

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