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Sintered wire annode

United States Patent

December 25, 2007
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A plurality of high atomic number wires are sintered together to form a porous rod that is parted into porous disks which will be used as x-ray targets. A thermally conductive material is introduced into the pores of the rod, and when a stream of electrons impinges on the sintered wire target and generates x-rays, the heat generated by the impinging x-rays is removed by the thermally conductive material interspersed in the pores of the wires.
Falce; Louis R. (Surprise, AZ), Ives; R. Lawrence (Saratoga, CA)
Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (San Mateo, CA)
11/ 226,659
September 14, 2005
This invention was made with United States government support under Grant DE-FG-03-04ER83918 from the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.