X-ray Compton microscope with TSU sensors successfully tested


The first tests of a Compton X-ray microscope prototype that scientists of Tomsk State University and DESY (German National Synchrotron Center, Hamburg) are working on have been carried out in Germany. According to the researchers, the resulting images have greater contrast compared to images in transmitted x-rays.

Since 2018, TSU and DESY scientists have been developing a unique research instrument — the Compton X-ray microscope for studying biological objects. The task of TSU scientists is to create sensors based on gallium arsenide compensated with chromium (HR GaAs: Cr). They will be one of the key elements of the microscope, as they will determine the sensitivity and spatial resolution of the instrument.

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