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Catheterized plasma X-ray source

United States Patent

9,681,846
June 20, 2017
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A radiation generator useful for medical applications, among others, is provided. The radiation generator includes a catheter; a plasma discharge chamber situated within a terminal portion of the catheter, a cathode and an anode positioned within the plasma discharge chamber and separated by a gap, and a high-voltage transmission line extensive through the interior of the catheter and terminating on the cathode and anode so as to deliver, in operation, one or more voltage pulses across the gap.
Derzon; Mark S. (Albuquerque, NM), Robinson; Alex (Albuquerque, NM), Galambos; Paul C. (Albuquerque, NM)
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 102,422
December 10, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was developed under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.