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X-ray source assembly having enhanced output stability, and fluid stream analysis applications thereof

United States Patent

April 24, 2007
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An x-ray source assembly (2700) and method of operation are provided having enhanced output stability. The assembly includes an anode (2125) having a source spot upon which electrons (2120) impinge and a control system (2715/2720) for controlling position of the anode source spot relative to an output structure. The control system can maintain the anode source spot location relative to the output structure (2710) notwithstanding a change in one or more operating conditions of the x-ray source assembly. One aspect of the disclosed invention is most amenable to the analysis of sulfur in petroleum-based fuels.
Radley; Ian (Glenmont, NY), Bievenue; Thomas J. (Delmar, NY), Burdett, Jr.; John H. (Charlton, NY), Gallagher; Brian W. (Guilderland, NY), Shakshober; Stuart M. (Hudson, NY), Chen; Zewu (Schenectady, NY), Moore; Michael D. (Alplaus, NY)
X-Ray Optical Systems, Inc. (East Greenbush, NY)
10/ 859,901
June 3, 2004
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Prime Contract DE-FG02-96ER82918 awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights to this invention.