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

Project ID: 222426
Funded under: FP7-SME


This is the final report of the NANORAY project which was funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project proposed the implementation of field emission based cold cathode, using as electron source suitable architectures/array of carbon nanotubes. The report begins by explaining that the use of nanotube field-emitters in X-ray source design not only prolongs the lifetime of such sources, but also by reducing the size of the source tube and the power supply required to drive it, lead to portable X-ray diagnostic systems for in the field use. The report notes that an important feature of field emission based cathodes that has been exploited by NANORAY is the focalisation both of the electron beam and of the X-Ray beam. An innovative solution has been achieved through the use of polycapillary optics, allowing a wider freedom of parameters in the design of the X-Ray source for specific applications.

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