UXI (Ultra-Fast X-Ray Imager), which won a 2016 R&D 100 Award, is a solid-state digital camera that captures a sequence of images with user-selectable exposure times as short as two billionths of a second. This is 25 times faster than has been previously achieved with digital imaging technology.
The camera also uses a nearly half-megapixel solid-state photosensor array that directly records X-rays, visible light or particles. The combined high sensitivity and multi-frame capability enables a UXI camera to be used with advanced X-ray and optical microscopes for imaging transient phenomena on the microscale. The UXI was developed to enable scientists to study the heating and compression of fusion targets in the quest to harness the energy processes that power the stars.
Each year for more than 50 years, R&D Magazine has honored the 100 best innovations in research and development. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards. Innovators with an exceptional product developed between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 should apply. Submissions close April 14, 2017
For information on the 55th Annual R&D 100 Awards and to enter visit http://www.rd100conference.com