Imperial College London

Dr Saleh AlAtabi

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor



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733Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Saleh Alatabi, an experimental physicist associated with the John Adam Institute for Accelerator Science, made significant contributions during his doctoral studies at Imperial College. His research focused on the creation and manufacturing of the MK3 microfocus electron impact X-ray device, specifically designed for imaging thin materials and biological samples. The innovative technology he developed has played a crucial role in facilitating various research initiatives led by undergraduate, MSc, and Ph.D. students.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Cole JM, Symes DR, Lopes NC, et al., 2018, High-resolution mu CT of a mouse embryo using a compact laser-driven X-ray betatron source, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:115, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:6335-6340

Poder K, Cole JM, Wood JC, et al., 2017, Measurements of self-guiding of ultrashort laser pulses over long distances, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol:60, ISSN:0741-3335

Cole JM, Wood JC, Lopes NC, et al., 2016, Tomography of human trabecular bone with a laser-wakefield driven x-ray source, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol:58, ISSN:1361-6587

Cole JM, Wood J, Lopes NC, et al., 2015, Laser-wakefield accelerators as hard x-ray sources for 3D medical imaging of human bone, Scientific Reports, Vol:5, ISSN:2045-2322


Symes DR, Najmudin Z, Cole JM, et al., 2016, High-resolution tomographic imaging using coherent hard x-rays from compact laser driven accelerators, Compact EUV & X-ray Light Sources 2016, OSA Publishing

Appuhamilage IA, Adjei D, Alatabi SS, et al., 2014, Development of a soft X-ray microprobe for radiobiology studies, Pages:882-885, ISSN:0587-4246

Alnaimi R, Adjei D, Alatabi S, et al., 2013, King's college laser plasma X-ray source design, ISSN:0277-786X

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