Interaction of XUV radiation with biological objects

Department of Natural Sciences, nám. Sítná 3105, Kladno, 272 01

Prof. Ing. Miroslava Vrbová, CSc., vrbova@fbmi.cvut.cz, phone: +420 312 608 209, +420 224 358 403

 

 

XUV radiation is electromagnetic radiation with wave lengths of 1-100 nm. It is very strongly absorbed by the atmosphere and the majority of substances in our surroundings. Therefore, we do not get in contact with natural sources of this radiation in ordinary life. Significant potential implementation of XUV radiation is expected mainly in new technologies and in biology. Technological applications include mainly lithographic procedures in the production of highly integrated electronic elements, whereas in biology research covers the imaging of small objects, such as cells, and photophysical phenomena. The best known sources of XUV radiation are synchrotrons. Alternative sources whose research is currently highly accentuated are laser plasma and a high-voltage electrical discharge.