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Flexible X-ray detectors (Flex-Ray)

Unlike traditional X-ray film, today's digital detectors are rigid, which means that they can't be used to analyze three-dimensional surfaces.

This project develops technology for flexible digital X-ray detectors.

Flexible Xray detectors
Giorgos Asfis, TWI
The project develops digital X-ray sensors that are bendable.

X-ray analysis is important in many applications, such as medical technology, food safety, materials testing and particle physics.

Today, digital detectors are often used instead of traditional photographic films. But with digital detectors, which are rigid instead of flexible, it is difficult to make a detailed analysis of three-dimensional objects because the geometry is distorted when the measurement does not take place on the surface.

This project develops methods and systems to provide digital X-ray detectors that are flexible. A new type of scintillating optical fiber is combined with shape sensing systems, photomultipliers and ultra-fast electronics to create detector surfaces.

Experts in fiber optics, measurement technology and electronics participate from RISE. Our focus is on scintillating fiber arrays. 

 

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement 899634. The project runs within the 'Future emerging technologies' program.

Summary

Project name

Flex-Ray

Status

Active

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Duration

3 years

Total budget

753 kEuro

Partner

TWI Hellas, Univ of Sheffield, Optoelectronica 2001, Fraunhofer HHI

Funders

EU H2020 FET Open

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Supports the UN sustainability goals

3. Good health and well-being
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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Magnus Lindblom

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