Pulsed X-Ray generator
Traditional X-ray generators makes use of DC high-voltage circuitry in order to power the X-Ray tube.
Our client has developed a patented cold cathode X-ray tube which is much more robust than ordinary tubes.
This enables the tube to be used in fully portable, light weight x-ray applications. However, the tube requires pulsed voltages in order to operate.
We have developed a portable X-ray
generator for our client with pulsed high-voltage circuitry that can
produce modulated voltage wave shapes in excess of 100kV, with rise and
fall times in the millisecond range and average power of 250W.
enables the generator to be used for X-ray florescence spectroscopy.
However, the same principle can be applied to an array of different
Again, as in the case of the pulsed lasers, the mechanical design of the
high voltage circuitry is crucial to successful operation of the
system. In this system we make use of SF6-gas at a pressure
of 600kPa as an insulating agent. Furthermore, the lead screening of the
x-ray tube in close proximity of the high-voltages was also