HOP-X: Particle-polymer hybrid X-ray imagers

Digital imagers for medical X-ray are based on ceramic layers. This project is a BMBF-funded effort, coordinated by Siemens, to build X-ray imagers based on a new material that contains conductive polymers and inorganic particles. The particles absorb and convert X-ray photons, the polymer transports the charges to electrodes. The Structure Formation Group is mainly concerned with the analysis of the particle-polymer composites’ structures, its origins in fabrication, and its effect on detector performance.