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.
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:
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.
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 .
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.