Lithium fluoride as a novel X-ray image detector for biological μ-world capture

G. Baldacchini, F. Bonfigli, A. Faenov, F. Flora, R.M. Montereali, A. Pace, T. Pikuz, L. Reale

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Abstract

X-ray microradiographs of small biological objects, such as animals and plant materials at micrometric resolution, are currently performed by various methods, all of which are limited by the resolution or the dynamic range of the image detectors. Here a novel X-ray image detector is discussed, in which the previous limitations have been overcome. A film of lithium fluoride salt is used as a detector, in which the stored biological image is read by observing the optically stimulated visible luminescence of the active color centers, efficiently produced by the X-rays.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483 - 486
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Baldacchini, G., Bonfigli, F., Faenov, A., Flora, F., Montereali, R. M., Pace, A., ... Reale, L. (2003). Lithium fluoride as a novel X-ray image detector for biological μ-world capture. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 3(6), 483 - 486. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2003.023