MariX is a research infrastructure conceived for multi-disciplinary studies, based on a cutting-edge system of combined electron accelerators at the forefront of the world-wide scenario of X-ray sources. The generation of X-rays over a large photon energy range will be enabled by two unique X-ray sources: a Free Electron Laser and an inverse Compton source, called BriXS (Bright compact X-ray Source). The X-ray beam provided by BriXS is expected to have an average energy tunable in the range 20–180 keV and intensities between 1011 and 1013 photon/s within a relative bandwidth ΔE/E=1–10%. These characteristics, together with a very small source size (~20 μm) and a good transverse coherence, will enable a wide range of applications in the bio-medical field. An additional unique feature of BriXS will be the possibility to make a quick switch of the X-ray energy between two values for dual-energy and K-edge subtraction imaging. In this paper, the expected characteristics of BriXS will be presented, with a particular focus on the features of interest to its possible medical applications.

BriXS, a new X-ray inverse Compton source for medical applications / P. Cardarelli, A. Bacci, R. Calandrino, F. Canella, R. Castriconi, S. Cialdi, A. Del Vecchio, F. di Franco, I. Drebot, M. Gambaccini, D. Giannotti, A. Loria, G. Mettivier, G. Paterno, V. Petrillo, M. Rossetti Conti, P. Russo, A. Sarno, E. Suerra, A. Taibi, L. Serafini. - In: PHYSICA MEDICA. - ISSN 1120-1797. - 77(2020), pp. 127-137. [10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.08.013]

BriXS, a new X-ray inverse Compton source for medical applications

A. Bacci;R. Castriconi;S. Cialdi;A. Loria;V. Petrillo
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M. Rossetti Conti;E. Suerra;
2020

Abstract

MariX is a research infrastructure conceived for multi-disciplinary studies, based on a cutting-edge system of combined electron accelerators at the forefront of the world-wide scenario of X-ray sources. The generation of X-rays over a large photon energy range will be enabled by two unique X-ray sources: a Free Electron Laser and an inverse Compton source, called BriXS (Bright compact X-ray Source). The X-ray beam provided by BriXS is expected to have an average energy tunable in the range 20–180 keV and intensities between 1011 and 1013 photon/s within a relative bandwidth ΔE/E=1–10%. These characteristics, together with a very small source size (~20 μm) and a good transverse coherence, will enable a wide range of applications in the bio-medical field. An additional unique feature of BriXS will be the possibility to make a quick switch of the X-ray energy between two values for dual-energy and K-edge subtraction imaging. In this paper, the expected characteristics of BriXS will be presented, with a particular focus on the features of interest to its possible medical applications.
Inverse Compton; Monochromatic X-ray; X-ray imaging
Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia
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