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ESA’s New X-ray Optics To Observe The Hot Universe
2014-05-16 03:41:51

A new idea to use super-polished silicon wafers as the heart of a telescope is set to reveal more of the hot, high-energy Universe, peering back into its turbulent history.

Newly Developed Holographic Process Uses Image-stabilized X-ray Camera
2014-01-07 11:40:04

A team headed by Stefan Eisebitt has developed a new X-ray holography method that will enable snap-shots of dynamic processes at highest spatial resolution.

World's Sharpest X-ray Beam Shines At DESY
2013-09-30 11:42:20

The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY. At the X-ray light source PETRA III, scientists from Göttingen generated a beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometres – this is ten thousand times thinner than a human hair.

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2009-12-21 08:20:00

When silicon wafers are stacked together precisely by the thousand they promise to deliver astronomy’s clearest X-ray view yet of the most violent regions of space.

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2005-06-30 13:51:37

Zone Plate Lenses Capable of Better than 15-Nanometer Resolution.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.