12
Jun

Zig-zagging device focuses high-energy radiation emissions

Via Top Health News -- ScienceDaily

Equipment used in cancer treatment requires a strong, monochromatic source of radiation to produce hard X-rays. Other similar radiation sources find applications in nuclear waste processing. To design devices that steadily emit a specific type of radiation, physicists use a special kind of crystal, referred to as a crystalline undulator. Scientists have now demonstrated the ability to control radiation emissions from a particle traveling through such a device.

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