Micro-X reveals secrets of carbon nanotube X-ray – video

X-ray machine manufacturer Micro-X has revealed a little of the secret behind its ability to manufacture a carbon nanotube X-ray emitter.

The company opened a You Tube account and posted a video taking viewers inside its high tech manufacturing plant at the Tonsley innovation precinct in southern Adelaide.

The company is the only one in the world capable of reliably manufacturing a CNT emitter – the first major change in X-ray generation in a century.

Micro-X staff build the chip-sized emitter by perfectly aligning Carbon nanotubes which emit X-ray radiation when placed in an electric current. They then seal the emitter in a stainless steel container and create a state of total vacuum.

Picture: Micro-X

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