The Rotating Anode X-Ray Tube and Power Supply

This is the rectangular slit defractometer used in small angle x-ray scattering research. The x-ray tube is waiting for its lead shielding.


This is detail of the rotating anode x-ray tube built as a part of my PhD thesis project. Please notice the jhl built ionization gauge attached to the vacuum system of the x-ray tube. This tube accepted 60 KVolts DC at 200 ma, continuously. Even with lead shielding, it is a miracle that I am alive today.


This is x-ray tube and power console (the large [3x2.5x4 feet] power transformer is not shown) Notice the use of modern vacuum tubes in the control electronics.


This is the cheerful hallway in front of my office.