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HEAT EXCHANGE SYSTEM FOR ROTATING ANODE-TYPE X-RAY TUBE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032933D
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-19

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Abstract

A heat exchange system comprises an evaporator filled with a heat exchange medium such as liquid sodium, and coupled to a heat source (e.g. anode) within an X-ray tube. A condenser that is configured in combination with a bearing that supports the anode is arranged in fluid communication with the evaporator. A liquid metal such as Gallium or Gallium alloy filled in the bearing cools the heat exchange medium flowing from the evaporator towards the condenser. One or more auxiliary thermodynamic elements are accommodated within the condenser, to exchange further cool down the heat exchange medium.