High-Intensity Rotating Anode X-Ray Tubes

  • A. Taylor
Conference paper


Demountable rotating anode X-ray tubes with a 7½ kW power dissipation have been built for conventional diffraction work with powder cameras and equi-inclination Weissenberg goniometers, and for use with a tetrahedral press for studying crystalline matter at ultra-high pressures. The tubes employ a highly compact cooling and sealing arrangement on the rotating anode which enables four windows to be used with the focal spot close to the specimen. A rotational speed of 1750 rpm with a focal spot size of 10 × 1 mm enables the tubes to be operated at 250–275 mA at 30 kV DC or at 150 mA, 50 kV DC.


Focal Spot Ball Bearing Drive Shaft Gear Drive Focal Spot Size 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Westinghouse Electrical CorporationPittsburghUSA

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