[ RadSafe ] "Tape measure: X-rays detected from Scotch tape"(UNCLASSIFIED)

NIXON, Grant Grant.NIXON at mdsinc.com
Wed Oct 22 17:12:30 CDT 2008

Incredible! I simply have to do a few back of the envelope calculations
(tonight) in an effort to figure out the parameters at play. This is a
very surprising result to say the least :)

Grant I. Nixon, Ph.D., P.Phys.
Science Specialist (Dosimetry/Physics/Engineering)
BEST Theratronics
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Ottawa, ON  K2K 0E9
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] "Tape measure: X-rays detected from Scotch

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This appeared in the US news magazine Newsweek today.

"Tape measure: X-rays detected from Scotch tape"

(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.

Shortcut to: http://www.newsweek.com/id/165137

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