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Development of pulsed X-ray sources and their application in time-resolved X-ray diffraction

Grant number: 07/04411-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2007
Effective date (End): December 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal researcher:Carlos Manuel Giles Antunez de Mayolo
Grantee:Larissa Sayuri Ishibe Veiga
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research project aims to study the feasibility case of using X-rays produced by plasma laser from high power ultrafast table-top laser to in vitro phase contrast mammography. The generation of X-rays from lasers is part of a larger collaboration project between our group and scientists from the laser community at the IFGW-UNICAMP, CLA-IPEN and the French laboratory LOA in Paris. The activities of the student will guide her to a promising new area at the frontier of science where the use of phase contrast radiography and laser based X-rays could result in interesting medical applications.

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