H2020 FET open project VOXEL (2014-2018)

Voxel project


The ultimate goal of VOXEL was to provide an alternative to tomography with a disruptive technology enabling 3D X-ray imaging at very low dose. During VOXEL, two prototypes were developed working either in the soft  (~0,4keV) or hard (8keV) X-rays. They combined the X-ray penetration and nanometre spatial resolution, easiness to use, afforded by avoiding the rotation of the source or the sample, and extremely low dose for maximum impact on medicine and biology.

We demonstrated for the 1st time that plenoptic might be translated to X-rays (verified at synchrotron DESY at 11keV).  This opened  great scientific opportunities.

The VOXEL team was composed of:

-Instituto de plasmas e fusão nuclear, instituto superior técnico, universidade de Lisboa,  (IST, leader), Portugal

-Laboratoire d’optique Appliquée (LOA), France

-The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain

-The Laboratoire Interactions, Dynamique et Lasers (LIDYL), France

-Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the Netherlands

-Institute of Nanotechology Nanotec –CNR (CNR), Italy and

Imagine Optic, France.

The VOXEL project featured on Futuris, a program by euronews that covers the latest news about the leading scientific and technological research projects in Europe. The video is available.

European Union

FET Open is part of the Horizon 2020 programme, and FET Innovation Launchpad  is part of the FET Open programme.