Electron beam accelerator "MIC"


  "MIC" is microtron electron beam accelerator characterized by high beam current, low emittance, low energy distribution, and lightweight, compared to linear accelerator (LINAC). Taking advantage of these characteristics, the product is a highly effective portable, nondestructive testing device.


  The device alone is shorter than 1m in lateral dimension and is suited for onsite inspection of bridges and bridge beams.The product can easily achieve submillimeter X-ray focusing size and can take high-resolution X-ray images. MIC lineup includes models with energy in the range of 1〜20 MeV.





The picture above shows our magnetron-based model, 1MeV MICROTRON X-ray emission apparatus “MIC1".




MIC Focus Size


  We have measured the X-ray focus size of the microtron electron accelerators MIC1 and MIC6. The result was an amazing 0.2 mm. The limit for LINAC is 1mm. Such a small focus size is possible because of the well-aligned electron energies, which enable X-ray imaging with extraordinary resolutions.





This is an example of the MIC X-ray CT scanning device configuration including beam line and shielding.




MIC Lineup


1 MeV

4 MeV

6 MeV

10 MeV

20 MeV

0.5 - 1.5 3.5 - 4.0 5.0 - 6.0 8.0 - 10.0 12.0 - 20.0
Beam current
500 mA 250 mA 200 mA 200 mA 150 mA
Beam power
max 10 kW max 10 kW max 20 kW max 20 kW max 20 kW




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