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Plasma-Focus Applications


 

There are many possible applications of Plasma-Focus already proved in present-day experiments, e.g.:

  • as an efficient, strongly localised source of soft X-rays for nano-technology and nano-machinery, and for back-lightning of transient microscopic events;

  • as an efficient source of very short (few nanosecond) pulses of hard X-rays and neutrons for dynamical defectoscopy of moving or rotating objects, or for investigation of non-stationary phenomena;

  • as a source of plasma, and electron and ion streams as well as neutron radiation for materials’ testing (ensures extremely heavy radiation and plasma loads relevant to inertial and magnetic confinement fusion);

  • as a source of short, intense neutron pulses for explosives and other illicit materials detection (humanitarian demining, luggage and other cargo control on frontiers, etc.);

  • in medicine for short living isotopes production and cancer therapy. 

Material Sciences

 
Tests of radiation resistive materials
 
 
 
 
Scheme of irradiation
 
SEM picture
 Material Science 
Material Science
 AFM picture Material Science

 

Technology

 

Coating

Implantation

 Coating Implantation
 

Hardening

 
Hardening

 

Dynamic Quality Control (defectoscopy)

 

DefectoscopyDefectoscopy

 

 

X-Ray picture of rotating tyre with a dosimeter 

Time resolution 10 ns
Defectoscopy
Dosimeter
Spatial resolution < 100 um

 

Biology

 
Visualization and contrasting in X-ray micro-radiology

PF biology

 
A mosquito proboscis in its “open” position

5 um
 

Radiation Enzymology

 

 Activation PF-enzimology
  Dose

Medicine (brachytherapy, BCNT, ...)

 

 
Interstitial surgery (brachytherapy)
PF Medicine

Cultural Heritage

It is possible to clean antiques by short powerful flashes of plasma and ion-beams from DPF by sublimation of patina without melting thus avoiding damage of images.
 
Statue Giusppe Verdi Trieste

Detection of Illicit Materials

 

 PF Illicit Material Detection
   
 











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