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Anthony Dicken

Senior Research Fellow

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Computing and Technology

Role

Dr Anthony Dicken is the Principal Postdoctoral Research Fellow based within The Imaging Science Group at Nottingham Trent University. Dr Dicken has had over five years of direct experience in conducting both X-ray absorption and diffraction imaging in real world applications. His present role includes the development of a new type of X-ray tomography combined with spatially resolved chemical specific mapping. Such technology is anticipated to have wide-spread appeal in areas such as airport security (explosive recognition), medical imaging and material science. Day to day activities includes the design and running of X-ray equipment, writing technical reports for grant deliverables and dissemination of research via journal papers and conferences.

Additional responsibilities include coordinating and guiding a number of research projects within The Imaging Science Group, as well as contributing to the Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices module at Cranfield University.

Career overview

  • Severn Trent Laboratory – Analytical Chemist specialising in the inorganic analysis of waste water
  • Perkin Elmer – Technical support specialist in the live cell biology market

Research areas

Dr Dickens research interests are in exploring novel X-ray optics, geometries and scanning motions. His present role includes the development of a new type of X-ray tomography combined with spatially resolved X-ray diffraction mapping that offers speed of acquisition and high fidelity characterisation. Such technology is anticipated to have wide-spread appeal in areas such as airport security (explosive recognition), medical imaging and material science.

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and/or support of Professor Keith Rogers – Cranfield University.

Publications

Selected publications

  • Discrimination of liquids by a foal construct X-ray diffraction geometry. Prokopiou D, Rogers K, Evans P, Godber S and Dicken A, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2013, 77, 160-165
  • Fundamental parameters approach applied to focal construct geometry for X-ray diffraction. Rogers K, Evans P, Prokopiou D, Dicken A, Godber S and Rogers J, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2012,  690, 1-6
  • Combined X-ray diffraction and kinetic depth effect imaging. Dicken A, Rogers K, Evans P, Chan JW, Rogers J and Godber S, Optics Express, 2011, 19, 6406-6413
  • Position determination of scatter signatures – A novel sensor geometry. Dicken A, Rogers K, Evans P, Rogers J, Chan JW and Wang X, Talanta, 2010, 83, 431-435
  • The separation of X-ray diffraction patterns for threat detection. Dicken A, Rogers K, Evans P, Rogers J and Chan JW, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2010, 68, 439-443
  • High intensity x-ray diffraction in transmission mode employing an analog of poisson’s spot. Evans P, Rogers K, Chan J, Rogers J and Dicken A,  Applied Physics Letters, 2010, 97, 240101
  • A. Focal construct geometry – a novel approach to the acquisition of diffraction data. Rogers K, Evans P, Rogers J, Chan J. and Dicken A, Journal of Applied Crystallography, 2010, 43, 264-268

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