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Xray Production Part 3

Bremsstrahlung radiation

In an X-ray tube the electrons emitted from the cathode are accelerated towards the metal target anode by an accelerating voltage of typically 50 kV.
The high energy electrons interact with the atoms in the metal target.
Sometimes the electron comes very close to a nucleus in the target and is deviated by the electromagnetic interaction.

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Xray Production Part 2

The electrons move in this direction because of the strong electrical field between the negatively charged cathode & the positively charged anode.
The X- ray tube is evacuated completely as possible to fascilitate movement of these high speed electrons

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