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The target (or anode) of an X-ray tube which is struck by electrons from the cathode and from which X-rays are emitted.
- ‘The invention concerns an X-ray tube anticathode designed to be able to rotate at an extremely high speed.’
- ‘In fact, the anticathode lacks any type of electrical connector.’
- ‘This is readily seen by comparing the values of the atomic absorption edges with those of the characteristic wavelengths of anticathodes normally used.’
- ‘Accordingly anticathodes of palladium and rhodium were produced, which fully answered the purpose in view.’
- ‘It consists of an X-ray tube with interchangeable anticathodes and the necessary pumps and power supplies.’
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