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Integrated flexible photonic sensor system for a large spectrum of applications: from health to security\ni-FLEXIS

Integrated flexible photonic sensor system for a large spectrum of applications: from health to security\ni-FLEXIS

Objective

The target of i-FLEXIS is the development of an innovative, reliable and low-cost integrated X-ray sensor system based on heterogeneous inorganic, organic and hybrid components. It offers real time, direct X-ray detection, room temperature operation and a "designed for industrial production" approach, delivering operationally robust and environmentally friendly devices surpassing current state-of-the-art sensors thanks to brand new and highly needed new functionalities like conformability, flexibility, large active area coupled to low weight, low power consumption, portability, optical transparency, recyclability and/or sustainable disposability (zero waste, according to REACH directives). i-FLEXIS integrates three major novel concepts, recently demonstrated as a proof-of-principle operation at laboratory scale, allowing for totally new sensing systems: organic single crystals as the active, X-ray direct sensing material, high mobility thin film transistors based on nm-thin films of novel high mobility oxide materials operating at ultra-low voltages and flexible transparent electronics, all integrated onto low cost plastic substrates. These new concepts, will be developed and implemented using micro/nanotechnology and will be integrated into the final well beyond-the-state-of-the-art sensor system that will consist of multiple sensing units integrated as a 2D matrix and will be scaled up to 10cm x10cm with printing techniques compatible with industrial production. The readout electronics for the whole system will be implemented by a CMOS platform based on printed organic and oxide TFTs. To validate the project outcome, the key-enabling technology of the i-FLEXIS system will be applied to two demonstrative contexts (test vehicles), to highlight its wide application potential:1) health diagnostic radiation sensor for bone density analyses and to determine the dose on the exposed area; 2) Identification tags to monitor the airport X-ray screening history of luggage
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Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Address

Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 707 647

Administrative Contact

Beatrice Fraboni (Prof.)

Participants (8)

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AVANTAMA AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 352 800

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 567 737

TAGSYS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 235 830

EURORAD 2 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 431 695

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 502 400

BIOAGE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 98 720

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 432 000

UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 535 170

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 611070

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 241 115

  • EU contribution

    € 3 863 999

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy