[ACS nano] 고성능 냉음극 엑스선 튜브에 대한 연구 논문 게재

2022-07-19 19:01

2022년 6월에 ACS Nano 저널에 free-standing CNT film emitter를 이용한 고성능 냉음극 엑스선 튜브 기술 소개.


A cold cathode X-ray tube was fabricated using a carbon nanotube (CNT) field electron emitter made by a free-standing CNT film which is composed of a highly packed CNT network. A lot of CNT bundles with a sharp tip are vertically aligned at the edge of the thin CNT film with a length of 10 mm and a thickness of 7 μm. The cold cathode X-ray tube using the CNT field emitter presents an extremely high tube current density of 152 A/cm2 (corresponding to tube current of 106.4 mA), the electron beam transmittance of 95.2% and a small focal spot size (FSS) of 0.5 mm. In addition, the cold cathode X-ray tube also shows stable lifetime during 100 000 shots. High emission current density of the cold cathode X-ray tube is mainly attributed to a lot of electron emission sites at an edge of the CNT film. The small FSS is caused by an ensemble of the CNT field electron emitter made by a free-standing thin CNT film and the optimized curve-shape elliptical focusing lens. Based on obtained results, the cold cathode X-ray tube can be widely used for various X-ray applications such as medical diagnosis systems and security check systems in the future.

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