X-rays represent a form of electromagnetic radiation. They are produced by the x-ray tube, using the high voltage to accelerate the electrons produced by the cathode. The produced electrons interact with the anode, thus producing x-rays. The x-rays produced include Bremsstrahlung and the characteristic radiation for the anode element.

X-rays can interact with matter by the following:

Share article

Article information

rID: 9034
Section: Physics
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.