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Alan Michette


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Research interests

Research interests: novel x-ray sources, including microfocus, laser-plasma, transition radiation and high-harmonic generation through extreme non-linear processes; diffractive and reflective x-ray optics and their combinations, including multilayers and adaptive systems; applications of x-rays in radiobiology, cultural heritage and the materials and environmental sciences; the development of cosmic-ray detectors

Current research: studies of radiation-induced cancers; microspectroscopy of wood-based materials aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their production; studies of wood-based cultural heritage objects for conservation, preservation and restoration; understanding the origins of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays using detectors based in local schools.

Research interests (short)

Advanced X-ray optics and sources and their applications.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, A Study of Neutrino and Antineutrino Interactions in Complex Nuclei, UCL University College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1975

Bachelor of Science, UCL University College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1971


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