Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Science Technology

Desktop Synchrotron to Capture Molecular Action 46 46

Syncrhronymous Coward writes "Researchers led by Dino Jaroszynski of Strathclyde University have developed a desktop synchrotron particle accelerator that could soon freeze-frame the motion of atoms and molecules. Using a laser, some gas, and a row of magnets, his team put together a source of 'synchrotron light', which they say can be easily upgraded to produce intense, ultra-short pulses of X-rays — ideal for probing the intricate structure of many kinds of matter. Instead of a conventional ring of magnets and microwave cavities, they use an experimental technology called plasma wakefield acceleration."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Desktop Synchrotron to Capture Molecular Action

Comments Filter:

"Why waste negative entropy on comments, when you could use the same entropy to create bugs instead?" -- Steve Elias

Working...