Tape + Vacuum = X-rays?

Simply cool, who would have thought you could get x-rays out of tape? Chalk one up for triboluminescence!

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.

X-rays emitted from ordinary Scotch tape

Posted: October 22nd, 2008
at 9:03pm by John

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Categories: Cool,DIY,General,Mad Science,Science,Technology,To be used for Evil


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