Thursday, October 23, 2008

X-rays emitted from ordinary Scotch tape - Innovation- msnbc.com




Today I read a fascinating article on scotch tape and X-rays. Scientists have discovered that when you peel scotch tape off the roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays. Researchers have even made an X-ray image of one of their fingers. If you like the article you can click the following link to read the rest of it.
X-rays emitted from ordinary Scotch tape - Innovation- msnbc.com: "NEW YORK - Just two weeks after a Nobel Prize highlighted theoretical work on subatomic particles, physicists are announcing a startling discovery about a much more familiar form of matter: Scotch tape.
It turns out that if you peel the popular adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays. The researchers even made an X-ray image of one of their fingers.
Who knew? Actually, more than 50 years ago, some Russian scientists reported evidence of X-rays from peeling sticky tape off glass. But the new work demonstrates that you can get a lot of X-rays, a study co-author says.
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1 comment:

  1. That is so weird. And cool.
    Who ever would have thought to do anything like that with tape? :)

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