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Radiation physics: stationary anode

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Radiation physics: stationary anode

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  1. In a simple x-ray machine the target is stationary.
  2. As electrons are deccelerated by the tungsten target a lot of their energy is converted to heat.
  3. The damage to the target by this effect is reduced by having as large a target area as possible.
  4. The target is placed at an angle.
  5. This reduces the effective focal spot .
  6. Heat is dissipated by a copper heat conducter.
  7. The heat conductor ends in cooling fins, outside the tube head, which absorb heat and then lose it into the surrounding oil.