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1. (WO2013159049) APPARATUS FOR PROTECTING A RADIATION WINDOW

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/159049    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/037461
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 20 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: H01J 5/18
Applicants: BRUKER AXS HANDHELD, INC.
Inventors: KANTONEN, Esko Juhani
PUUSAARI, Erkki Tapani
SIPILA, Heikki Johannes
Title: APPARATUS FOR PROTECTING A RADIATION WINDOW
Abstract:
A radiation detector assembly and a method for using the same are provided. The radiation detector assembly includes an aperture, a window covering the aperture, the window is configured to permit radiation to pass through, the window is configured to prevent the passage of fluids and particles through the aperture, and a protective device covers the window. The protective device includes a plurality of holes at least partially aligned with the aperture, is configured to permit at least some radiation to pass through the holes, is configured to prevent objects larger than the holes to contact the window and is configured to withstand external forces and prevent those forces from damaging the window.