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Title: Growing Cutting-edge X-ray Optics

Abstract

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 lenses (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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1087658
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ATOMIC; MULTILAYER; LAUE; LENSE; XBOX; CONTROLLER; HIGH-ENERGY; X-RAYS; NANOMETER

Citation Formats

Conley, Ray. Growing Cutting-edge X-ray Optics. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Conley, Ray. Growing Cutting-edge X-ray Optics. United States.
Conley, Ray. Fri . "Growing Cutting-edge X-ray Optics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1087658.
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