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NANORAY - Development of a X-Ray tube based on the Field Emission properties of Carbon Nanotubes

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 30/06/2010
  • RISULTATO

NANORAY aims to realize an innovative device capable to generate X-rays by means of a novel concept of cold cathode, based on carbon nano-tubes selectively grown upon ad-hoc synthesized nanostructures (such as vertically oriented nano-tubes on metallic tips, selected deposition of CNTs on predetermined areas, array of oriented bundles, etc..) Its performances can be wrapped up by mentioning some of the most relevant features:1)A reduced focal spot (down to 0.1 mm, well below the actual state of art for commercial X-Ray tubes;2)A very low power consumption (due to the use of a field-emission based cathode);3)A pulsed x-ray radiation with programmable width and repetition4)A long life-time. Moreover, the system will be portable, with an overall weight of less than 5 kg (including power supply), allowing the use of X-rays in places like ambulances or in field security surveys. In addition to portability and easiness to use, the system will provide higher image resolution with respect to the state of the art of X-rays devices thanks to the smaller focal spot, and it will represent a cost effective solution for everyone is facing the economic issues related to the maintenance of thermionic cathodes.


Start date: 2008-11-01
End date: 2011-01-31

Duration: 27 months

Project Reference: 222426

Project cost: 1.47 million euro
Project Funding: 1.03 million euro

Subprogramme Area: SME-1 Research for SMEs
Contract type: Research for SMEs


Coordinatore: LABOR S.R.L. - ITALY - TORRISI Cristina

Altri Partecipanti

  • SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI SPA - ITALY
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA - ITALY
  • IOFFE PHYSICO-TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA - ITALY
  • TECNA SRL - ITALY
  • SINEUROP NANOTECH GMBH - GERMANY
  • X-TEK SYSTEMS LTD - UNITED KINGDOM
  • INSTRUMENTI NANOTEHNOLOGII ZAO - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
  • NANOCYL S.A. - BELGIUM
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-SME : RICERCA A FAVORE DELLE PMI nell'ambito del programma specifico “Capacità” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea