DIAGRAM: Portable X-ray source

February 7, 2013 | 4:55 p.m. CST
An MU engineering team has developed a new type of radiation source that could lead to the creation of portable X-ray machines. The device uses a crystal the size of a piece of gum to amplify electrical currents and create X-rays.

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