Commercial X-Ray tubes are very expensive and require Government licensing to legally purchase or own.
Fortunately, the amateur experimenter can assemble an X-Ray machine capable of producing very reasonable X-Ray images (radiographs) and conduct various experiments with this unique form of energy without the expense of a commercial X-Ray tube,
or the required licensing. It's easier, and less expensive than you probably thought.
An X-Ray machine constructed with our components.
The heart of any X-Ray device is the tube. Fortunately, you can use something far less expensive than a professional X-Ray tube.
Certain older rectifier and receiving tubes that were common in transmitters and other devices of the era, produced generous amounts of X-Rays as an unwanted byproduct of their normal operation. Although these tubes aren't used in many devices today, plenty of brand new tubes are still around. Unfortunately, not every tube produces X-Rays of sufficient intensity to be useful. Only about 1 in 8 will actually output X-Ray radiation at an intensity useful to the experimenter. We painstakingly go through hundreds of these specialized tubes, individually testing and grading them for maximum X-Ray radiation output.
These select tubes are our X-Ray Tubes.