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Title: X-ray imaging and chemical analysis of plant roots

Abstract

A linear x-ray tube having one or more x-ray sources is configured for insertion into the soil in proximity to a root system of a plant for emission of an x-ray beam detected by a linear array of one or more x-ray detectors. The linear x-ray tube and detector array may be inserted into rhizotrons previously inserted into the soil. Various combinations of multiple x-ray tubes and/or detector arrays may be utilized to customize the x-ray imaging of the root system.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UHV Technologies, Inc., Fort Worth, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576444
Patent Number(s):
10,436,721
Application Number:
15/217,011
Assignee:
UHV Technologies, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000422
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jul 22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kumar, Nalin, and Garcia, Manuel Gerardo. X-ray imaging and chemical analysis of plant roots. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Kumar, Nalin, & Garcia, Manuel Gerardo. X-ray imaging and chemical analysis of plant roots. United States.
Kumar, Nalin, and Garcia, Manuel Gerardo. Tue . "X-ray imaging and chemical analysis of plant roots". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576444.
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abstractNote = {A linear x-ray tube having one or more x-ray sources is configured for insertion into the soil in proximity to a root system of a plant for emission of an x-ray beam detected by a linear array of one or more x-ray detectors. The linear x-ray tube and detector array may be inserted into rhizotrons previously inserted into the soil. Various combinations of multiple x-ray tubes and/or detector arrays may be utilized to customize the x-ray imaging of the root system.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
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