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World Leader

in developing nanotube based multi-beam X-ray (MBX) tubes

We do not follow. We revolutionize.

Techniques of X-ray sources have remained unchanged. Not anymore.

VEC Imaging is changing the way we look at nanotubes compared to CNTs. With innovative processes and materials we have addressed the numerous issues with todays current CNT standards and have designed an integrated system complete with NT based X-ray tube and associated Control and Power Electronics.

We are leading the way from two dimensional to 3D-Tomosynthesis and full CT, on a dynamic scale.

Medical Applications

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Security Applications

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Industrial Applications

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High Frequency, High Voltage Components

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Nanotube technology with high speed and quality.

Our revolutionary (MBX) tube presents unprecedented scanning speed and significantly improved image quality.

 

It has a wide range of applications from medical imaging to security screening.

The VEC Imaging nanotube uses a nanotube-based, electron field emission emitter (cathode) instead of the traditional thermionic emitter (W filament). This new nanotube emitter is a cold emitter that emits electrons at room temperature when driven by an electric field (voltage). It is this nanotube cold emitter technology that finally makes it possible to pack tens or even hundreds of emitters inside a vacuum enclosure without any issue of thermal breakdown.

Cold Cathode

  • Field emission: local electric field strength high enough to extract electrons from emitters
  • 25 C
  • 2 conductors (C, G)
  • No thermal risks
  • No inherent limit on packing density

Traditional Gridded Cathode

  • Thermionic emission: heat up tungsten filament to release electrons
  • 2400 C
  • 3 conductors (C, F, G)
  • Cathode thermal risk: CTE mismatch, evaporation, leakage current, etc.
  • Limited packing density for distributed source

 

 

Cold Cathode

Traditional Gridded Cathode

Field emission: local electric field strength high enough to extract electrons from emittersThermionic emission: heat up tungsten filament to release electrons
25 C2400 C
2 conductors (C, G)3 conductors (C, F, G)
No thermal risksCathode thermal risk: CTE mismatch, evaporation, leakage current, etc.
No inherent limit on packing densityLimited packing density for distributed source

More about our nanotube technology.

Our latest news.

2020 ECR conference in Vienna cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 ECR conference in Vienna was unfortunately cancelled.For updated news and information on VEC Imaging please visit us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also reach us directly at info@vecimaging.com. We hope you and your loved...

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RSNA 2020 COVID-19 Update

At this time, the RSNA organization is proceeding with planning for RSNA 2020 to be held November 29-December 4, at McCormick Place in Chicago. They are optimistic the COVID-19 outbreak will subside prior to RSNA 2020 however, they will continue to monitor the...

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