Accession Number:

ADA248858

Title:

High Brightness X-Ray Source for Directed Energy and Holographic Imaging Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Phase 2

Corporate Author:

MCR TECHNOLOGY CORP CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

Advances in x-ray imaging technology and x-ray sources are such that a new technology can be brought to commercialization enabling the three- dimensional 3- D microvisualization of hydrated biological specimens. The Company is engaged in a program whose main goal is the development of a new technology for direct three dimensional 3-D x-ray holographic imaging. It is believed that this technology will have a wide range of important applications in the defense, medical, and scientific sectors. For example, in the medical area, it is expected that biomedical science will constitute a very active and substantial market. The basis of this view, is represented directly below. The application of physical technologies for the direct visualization of biological entities has had a long and extremely fruitful history. The invention of the light microscope in the 17th century and the development of the electron microscope shortly before World War II, have obviously been enormously successful scientifically. Equally significantly, these two landmark advances, in addition to revealing radically new physical features of the human environment, have also had a profound and unexpected influence on mans spiritual perception of his world. The light microscope opened up an unseen universe, not only of strange plant and animal life, but also one embodying new shapes and forms, serving to challenge and stimulate the mind. The electron microscope, by greatly enhancing the spatial resolution achievable, led to further seminal findings, such as the first views of viral particles and the complex cytoskeletal structure of cells.

Subject Categories:

  • Holography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE