Accession Number:

ADA023912

Title:

Long Life X-Ray Tubes for Portable Sources.

Descriptive Note:

Triannual rept. no. 2, 1 Oct 75-31 Jan 76,

Corporate Author:

ITT ELECTRON TUBE DIV EASTON PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Work performed on the Long Life X-Ray Tube during the period 1 October 1975 to 31 January 1976 is described in this second triannual report. The object of the development is a tube for the portable x-ray system ANTAQ-2 with substantially increased life over that presently available. Construction details and test data are presented for tubes tested during the period 1 June 1975 to 31 January 1976. Life tests show that anode erosion is the principal contributor to tube failure. Two proposed solutions are presented. One of these, a tungsten-rhenium alloy anode, has had one life test and shows capability of twice the life of presently available tubes. Tubes with heat treated tungsten anodes have been constructed and are awaiting test.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE