The compact radiation source developed at the University of Missouri could enable cheap, portable X-ray scanners (Photo: Peter Norgard, University of Missouri)
The compact radiation source developed by Kovaleski's team at the University of Missouri (Photo: Peter Norgard, University of Missouri)
While we’ve seen developments that could see T-ray spectrometers featuring in a future handheld tricorder-like device, good ol’ X-rays could also get a guernsey thanks to an engineering team from the University of Missouri. The team has invented an accelerator about the size of a stick of gum that can create X-rays and other forms of radiation, opening up the possibility of cheap and portable X-ray scanners.
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