Duane-Hunt limit

Duane-Hunt limit

[¦dwān ¦hənt ′lim·ət]
(quantum mechanics)
The upper limit on the frequency of radiation from an x-ray tube given by the Duane-Hunt law.
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The Duane-Hunt limit, the continuum energy that corresponds to the energy of the incident beam as it reaches the surface of the specimen, is a useful diagnostic to detect charging conditions (1).
When charging occurs, it should affect the higher photon energy wi ndows near the Duane-Hunt limit first.