26.4 MB (354.8 KB compressed)
2953 x 3127 pixels
24.9 x 26.4 cm ⏐ 9.8 x 10.4 in (300dpi)
MIKKEL JUUL JENSEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MIKKEL JUUL JENSEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
X-ray tube, artwork. This is a device used for creating a beam of X-rays. The glass flask contains a vacuum. A cathode (top) is heated and releases electrons. These are accelerated by a high voltage toward the anode (bottom). When the electrons hit the metal target of the anode, X-rays are emitted (wavy lines, lower right). The window in the tube (lower right) allows the X-rays to be used for further applications or research as needed.
Model release not required. Property release not required.