Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Science Technology

Desktop Synchrotron to Capture Molecular Action 46

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the hunny-i-shrunk-the-lab dept.
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This discussion has been archived.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:

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken

Working...