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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
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.