Author: BIGS 2001 (C. Bluck, J. Gans, A. Gleixner, Prof. W. Heimbrodt, Dr. Maddocks, S. Stallmann)
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Electrons emitted by the glowing cathode are accelerated towards the anode. As the electrode beam impacts on the anode, the high kinetic energy of the electrons is converted into x-ray quanta. The spectrum produced consists of bremsstrahlung and characteristic radiation.