Title

A Monte Carlo Simulation Study of a Flat-Panel X-Ray Source

Editor(s)

Hugtenburg, R. P. and Zimmerman, B. E.

Abstract

A novel flat-panel transmission X-ray source based on nitrogen-incorporated ultra-nano-crystalline diamond (N-UNCD) field emitters is being developed for medical and industrial X-ray imaging. X-ray generation characteristics of the X-ray tubes were simulated with the MCNPX 2.6.0 Monte Carlo code. The simulation results showed that 0.25-12µm thick tungsten targets could generate an adequate intensity of Bremsstrahlung X-rays. Generated X-ray output intensities of 1.48×10 12MeV/mA-s of 100kVp electrons hitting the target were found before collimation. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Bremsstrahlung; Distributed X-Ray Source; Field Emission X-Ray Source; Flat-Panel Source; MCNPX; Transmission X-Ray

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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