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I Bayard Alpert Gauge X-ray limit

  1. Jun 9, 2016 #1


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    When the cathode emits electrons which are accelerated towards the grid, usually on its way it will ionise a molecule in the vacuum. However at a certain low pressure there are too few molecules and therefore the electron will hit the grid and emit an x-ray. My question is, wouldn't electrons create x rays even when not at the x ray limit?
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  3. Jun 14, 2016 #2
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