Introduction to CNT Emitter Technology and Life Testing
‘Micro-X has published a white paper providing an overview of their patented CNT emitter technology, breaking through historical limitations of CNT x-ray technology and demonstrating the stable and long-life performance of Micro-X’s CNT x-ray tubes’
Micro-X is the first company globally to bring a medical x-ray device to market using cold cathode, CNT emitter technology. Micro-X’s patented CNT emitter technology inside the x-ray tube breaks through historical limitations of CNT x-ray technology by using an amorphous, current sharing CNT matrix in the cathode to enable stable, robust and high-powered CNT x-ray tubes.
Micro-X has performed significant Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) and Reliability Demonstration Testing (RDT) on its CNT emitter technology to prove the robustness of its CNT emitters over the full expected life of an x-ray tube, and has demonstrated 5 years of emitter life (over 125,000 exposures) in a typical daily use scenario with emitter life extrapolated out to 10+ years.