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J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2003 Dec;3(6):483-6.

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

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  • 1ENEA, UTS Tecnologie Fisiche Avanzate, C.R. Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi, 45 00044 Frascati, Rome, Italy.

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.

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