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For a successful implementation into medical procedures future innovations in X-Ray sources have to match clinical need and could origin from various technologies currently being investigated. Where state of the art X-Ray imaging can still be improved, new biomedical imaging techniques might also require a new approach and novel X-Ray sources. The session will present exciting medical applications, their technological challenges and will give an overview of various trends in current research.
Various new schemes on generating X-Ray photons are currently pursued in laboratories worldwide. A meanwhile well established scheme for the generation of soft X-Rays is based on high-harmonic generation of intense laser pulses. Similary, the generation of high energy electron beams based on laser-plasma-driven particle acceleration is expected to lead to the generation of harder X-Rays in the near future. Another younger but also laser-based scheme recently being pursued in university labs is based on particle acceleration on a photonic chip. This session will introduce these new concepts of X-Ray generation and discuss the state-of-the-art and its current limits. An outlook will be given with emphasis on how to connect to real-world applications and their requirements.
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg