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Comment: Re:Bad summary (Score 2) 37

by BarryPye (#38045478) Attached to: X-ray Facility To Simulate Conditions At Earth's Core
Only in science fiction, stevelinton. Doctor Morbius is correct. The power in the monochromatic X-ray beam at ID24 is less than a Watt. Only powerful enough to heat your imagination. All the pressure is provided by the diamond anvil cell. The experimental technique, X-ray diffraction, is used to characterize the crystal structure of a sample under carefully controlled conditions. This same type of high-pressure environmental science experiment is done at the Advanced Photon Source (USA) at beam lines 13ID and 16ID. Perhaps there are such instruments for this high-pressure environmental science research at the Diamond Light Source (UK) or some other X-ray synchrotron. The article announces the new instrument for this work at ID24 (inauguration day was 2011-11-10).

Waste not, get your budget cut next year.

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