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X-Ray News (9 articles)

The First Atomic X-Ray Laser

A new perspective on the nanoworld: free-electron laser elicits extremely short and brilliant X-ray pulses from neon gasJanuary 30, 2012-- In future, scientists should be able to observe more closely how plants generate sugar from the energy in sunlight or how electricity is generated from...

Published on 30 January 2012, 07:02

X-ray methods help to understand brain disorders better

A measurement method developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute creates a three-dimensional nano-view.An international team of researchers from Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and France has developed a new method for making detailed X-ray images of brain tissue, which has been used to make the...

Published on 24 May 2011, 06:41

X-ray eyes bring us closer to early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

It is estimated that 4 million people world-wide are suffering from Parkinson's, a complex disease that varies greatly among affected individuals. Understanding the brain chemistry that leads to the onset of Parkinson’s is vital if we are to develop methods for early MRI diagnosis and...

Published on 16 February 2009, 06:12

How do you solve a problem like MARIA?

A chance conversation between Alan Preece, Professor of Medical Physics in the Bristol Oncology Centre, and Dr Ian Craddock from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has led to the development of MARIA, a new and safe technology using radio waves to image breast cancers.Each...

Published on 10 February 2009, 15:09

European lunar X-ray camera more sensitive than expected

The European C1XS X-ray camera on board India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter has detected the presence of magnesium, aluminium and silicon on the Moon during a small solar flare - one of the first of the new solar cycle. C1XS recorded the X-ray signal from a region near the Apollo...

Published on 26 January 2009, 10:08

C1XS Catches First Glimpse of X-ray from the Moon

The C1XS X-ray camera, jointly developed by the UK's STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has successfully detected its first X-ray signature from the Moon. This is the first step in its mission to reveal the origin and evolution of our Moon...

Published on 23 January 2009, 10:23

First images from medical beamline at Canadian Light Source

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN –A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron has received an early Christmas present. After several years of research, construction and testing, the unique-in-North-America BioMedical Imaging and Therapy...

Published on 23 December 2008, 11:06

Molecules in the spotlight

New technique allows real-time observation of molecules during chemical reactions.A novel x-ray technique allowing the observation of molecular motion on a time scale never reached before has been developed by a team of researchers from EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland....

Published on 12 December 2008, 10:24

Mother of Pearl Secret Revealed

Scientists have brought to light new clues on how mother of pearl, or nacre, is formed using the polarized x-ray beams and nanoscale imaging capabilities of Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source. Mother of pearl In addition to its iridescent beauty, mother of pearl, or nacre, the inner...

Published on 30 November 2008, 10:18