IMPROVEMENT OF X-RAY IMAGING STORAGE BY NANOFABRICATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43CA094403-01
Agency Tracking Number: CA094403
Amount: $88,802.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NOMADICS, INC.
NOMADICS, INC., 1024 S INNOVATION WAY, STILLWATER, OK, 74074
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 WEI CHEN
 (405) 372-9535
 WCHEN@NOMADICS.COM
Business Contact
 JAMES LUBY
Phone: (405) 372-9535
Email: JLUBY@NOMADICS.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Nomadics proposes to improve the luminescence efficiency, sensitivity, and resolution of X-ray storage imaging plates of BaFBr:Eu2+ systems via quantum size confinement and nano-fabrication. The working principle of X-ray storage imaging is photostimulated luminescence (PSL). In this process, trapped charges are released by photons and produce luminescence through recombination. The BaFBr:Eu2+ imaging plate system suffers from low resolution due to the scattering of both the reading laser light and the emission light. The light scattering is due to the phosphor grain size, shape, and boundary as well as surface roughness. The use of nanoparticles will reduce the light scattering and improve image quality and resolution. In addition to medical imaging applications, this technology will be useful in nondestructive testing, security, and other fields that use X-ray systems.

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