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

Objective

NANORAY aims to realize an innovative device capable to generate X-rays by means of a novel concept of cold cathode, based on carbon nanotubes selectively grown upon ad-hoc synthesized nanostructures (such as vertically oriented nanotubes 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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

LABOR SRL
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 20 250
Administrative Contact
Cristina Torrisi (Ms.)

Participants (9)

INSTRUMENTI NANOTEHNOLOGII ZAO
Russia
EU contribution
€ 228 118
Address
Zelenograd Building 100
124482 Moskva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Bykov (Mr.)
X-TEK SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 350
Address
Tring Business Center Icknield Way
HP23 4JX Tring
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrian Sullivan (Mr.)
SINEUROP NANOTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 650
Address
Kernerstrasse 34
70182 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Siegmar Roth (Dr.)
TECNA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 643
Address
Via Novara 6/A
43100 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luigi Dalla Bella (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 600
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Letizia Terranova (Prof.)
IOFFE PHYSICO-TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 2 800
Address
26 Polytekhnicheskaya
194021 St Petersburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Vul (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigi Palumbo (Prof.)
SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 021
Address
Via Tiburtina 1231
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Nardi (Mr.)
NANOCYL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 262 448
Address
Rue De L'essor 4
5060 Sambreville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Luizi (Mr.)