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Title: Growing Cutting-edge X-ray Optics

Ever imagined that an Xbox controller could help open a window into a world spanning just one billionth of a meter? Brookhaven Lab's Ray Conley grows cutting-edge optics called multilayer Laue lemore »nses (MLL) one atomic layer at a time to focus high-energy x-rays to within a single nanometer. To achieve this focusing feat, Ray uses a massive, custom-built atomic deposition device, an array of computers, and a trusty Xbox controller. These lenses will be deployed at the Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II, due to begin shining super-bright light on pressing scientific puzzles in 2015« less
Title: Growing Cutting-edge X-ray Optics
Publication Date: 2012-11-30
OSTI Identifier: 1087658
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: atomic ; multilayer ; Laue ; lense ; xbox ; controller ; high-energy ; x-rays ; nanometer
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:02:49
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27