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Subject: Re: X-Rays in the garage?
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Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 23:01:45 GMT
Allright. A bit dissapointing, but not at all surprising. Also
thankfully not fatal to the experiment, as I do know of a place I can
salvage some old vacuum tubes.
Along those lines... I had noticed once some time ago when I was into
collecting tubes, that I had some tv diode tubes marked with warnings
about x-rays. Could one simply drive the holy hell out of a diode at
very high voltages and achieve a reasonable result? That would be
easiest to implement since the diodes have just a cathode and anode
complete with a handy terminal on top :-)
Thanks for the answer!
On 1 Oct 2002 19:52:52 GMT, Mike Poulton ,
masquerading as a MSNBC reporter, said the following to White House
press secretary Ari Fleisher during a press conference concerning the
>Unfortunately, neither will work. X-rays are produced when electrons
>impact the target at high velocity. In a vacuum tube, the electrons are
>emitted from the cathode and accelerated through the vacuum towards the
>anode. Neither the light bulb nor the plasma globe has a vacuum inside
>-- both are partially filled with inert gases. Impacts with the gas
>atoms prevent the electrons from accelerating to high enough velocities
>to produce x-rays. Moreover, the target must be impacted directly, so
>it does need to be in the vacuum.
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