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written by Carl Rod Nave
This Hyperphysics webpage provides an explanation of how an x-ray tube works. An accompanying diagram shows the parts of the tube and how the photons are produced. Two links within Hyperphysics supply further information.

This page page is part of the HyperPhysics Collection, which contains many short, illustrated pages on various areas of physics and astronomy.
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acceleration, electromagnetic radiation, radiation
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