What are X-Rays?

X-rays are a type of highly energetic electromagnetic radiation whose most known property is to penetrate the solid matter. Thus, they allow to obtain in a non-intrusive way, not only an image from the objects inside, but also information on the structure of the matter on the atomic scale.

Applications of X-rays techniques

Few people know it, but X-ray techniques have impacted the socio-economic development of humanity to a level comparable to that of computers or lasers!

Health science, chemistry,physics, mathematics, agriculture, materials science, mineralogy, etc., application fields of x-rays are very large. Thanks to the X-rays we can for example:

Develop new medecines, vaccins, as well as new processes or materials for water purification.
Identify new materials for the development of new generations of photovoltaic cells, wind turbines and batteries to produce clean energy at reduced cost.
Develop green building materials, and green mining methods.

At X-TechLab we are convinced that X-ray techniques (diffusion, imaging, spectroscopy, etc.) can help us to find innovative solutions Made in Africa to meet the needs of the continent.

Practical training in X-rays techniques for the processing and analysis of experimental data

The overall objective of X-TechLab is to endow the scientists with technical skills that will allow them to use x-rays techniques as tools for solving specific critical socioeconomics issues.

The advantages of the X-TechLab training offer:
• a supervision by international experts;
• High-performance scientific instrumentation of the latest generation;
• An inspiring environment within the Sèmè City hub, the International City of Knowledge and Innovation  .

A laboratory devoted to the community

X-TechLab is the first X-ray laboratory devoted to the community. The researcher has the opportunity to work with a team. Scientists, industrialists, farmers, architects, physicians, pharmacists, students and entrepreneurs are all actors with whom X-TechLab will work to solve specific critical socioeconomics issues.

Contribute to the establishment of the first African Synchrotron

X-TechLab aims to contribute to the emergence of a community of experts of x-rays experts who will, not only be active users of the future African synchrotron, but also be instrumental in defining its strategy and scientific priorities.

Our Partners

We warmly thank the several institutions below for their kind support to X-TechLab.