Carbon Nanotubes X-Ray Technology

CT Imaging Gets Boost from Carbon Nanotubes. ‘Scientists at the Carolina Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence have developed a new method to create computed tomography (CT) images using carbon nanotube x-rays. This new method, which works much faster than traditional scanners and uses less peak power, represents a step toward developing scanners for medical imaging and homeland security that are smaller, faster, and less expensive to operate. Otto Zhou, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, leads the team developing carbon nanotube x-ray sources for use in cancer imaging applications, among others. Carbon nanotubes are able to produce x-rays without the use of the high temperatures used with conventional x-ray sources. The Carolina team published its findings in the journal Applied Physics Letters.’

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