GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN–(16 March 2020) Luxbright AB, a leading creator of breakthrough X-ray technologies, is pleased to announce that IP Australia, the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights, has granted the patent application for “An electron emitter for an x-ray tube.” The number of countries granting this patent continues to grow. Recently, China also granted this patent.
Luxbright’s ZnO ColdNano emitter is ideal for X-ray tubes. It has many beneficial properties and the potential to achieve output levels for many practical applications such as Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), baggage scanning, and medical imaging.
“Protecting this technology with patents is important because our ColdNano ZnO Emitter can be a breakthrough in the X-ray industry. It can help create more portable, higher performance imaging devices leading to other cutting-edge technologies in the X-ray industry value chain,” says Mats Alm, CEO with Luxbright.
Dr. Qiu-Hong Hu is the inventor of the technology as well as the founder and Chief Scientist of Luxbright. He holds a Ph.D. in Material Science from Chalmers University and has more than 15 patents granted in material science and field emissions. For over 20 years, Dr. Hu has researched applications in field emission lighting, solid-state lighting, nano-electronics, and photonics, both in academic and industry settings.
Countries around the world continue to appreciate the novelty of this patent and confirm the uniqueness of Luxbright’s cold cathode technology. Receiving this patent is a valuable milestone for Luxbright, and the patent protections will be beneficial as Luxbright’s technologies launch to the global market.