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Subject: What is the highest possible X-ray power available ?

Date: 05/30/00 at 2:11 PM
Posted by: Steve Dewey
E-mail: steve@nospams-dewey.demon.co.uk
Message Posted:

Hi
I am a complete newby on this. We would like to replace a Gamma source used in a gauging application with an X-ray source. What is the highest commercial continous power available, and what do the units mean ? Most x-ray tubes are rated in kV, an input measurement, what kind of output in Rads does this lead to ?

What kind of failure modes might there be ? - a failure in service could mean the uncontrolled escape of 300 metric tonnes of hot liquid metal. What other practical problems might there be.

Cheers

PS remove nospam to email me.


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