IT is a well-known fact that the energy density, that is, the energy per unit time and area in the focus of an X-ray tube, cannot be raised indefinitely owing to the extreme heating and consequent deterioration of the target surface. The input limit has been calculated for the usual type of X-ray tube in a previous paper (Proc. Roy. Soc., A, vol. 117, p. 30; 1927).
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MÜLLER, A. A Spinning Target X-ray Generator. Nature 124, 128 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/124128a0
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