Research Studentship on portable X-ray imaging system

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    Applicant are invited for a 12 month MPhil studentship available in the area of X-Ray Physics and X-Ray imaging as part of a collaboration between the University of Leicester department of Physics and Astronomy, ERDF and industrial partner 3DX-Ray.

    3DX-Ray are a global market technology leader in line-scan X-ray imagingsystems for security and industrial inspection.

    The research assistant will investigate pentration, contrast and physical resolution in relation to the imaging systems. Investigation will include assessing the phsyical interaction of x-rays with diverse targets,and the efficacy of imagng systems in a variety of situations. Some work may be done on fundamental imaging design and instrumentation**.**

    Objectives include:

    **(1)**To evaluate the performance of existing X-ray imaging systems and incorporate real performance data into the system model.

    (2) To use the system model to investigate possible changes to the system that can improve the performance.

    Deliverables will incldue: - (1) Quantitative analysis of the most significant factors affecting system performance in ranked order: (2) Verified (against experimental data) model for each of the top 3 influencing parameters (3) Predictions from the models of the theoretical limits of performance for the system

    Eligibility

    EU/UK graduates only. Must be able to start January/February 2014.

    Benefits

    12 months novel research on a business facing Mphil Investigating novel approaches to system designs for protable x-ray technology.

    The succesful applicant will enrol on the Mphil programme and on completion and succesful submission of a dissertation will be awarded the degree of MPhil.

    The succesful applicant may be offered further employment by the company at the competion of the MPhil.

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