'

Spectrum of X-Rays

back (1K)       next (1K)
  • When an electron strikes a target the x-rays generated are similar to the energy spectrum of the electrons.
  • Only a small percentage of the x-rays have the maximum energy.
  • The greatest percentage of x-rays (average energy) are approximately 1/3 of the maximum energy.
  • The spectrum in this graph depicts the spectrum of both the x-rays generated and the electrons (beta particles).

    Eavg = 1/3 Emax


Page 31

back (1K)       next (1K)