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Author Topic: Use Scotch Tape To Take X-Rays!  (Read 1028 times)

Barry Hufker

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Use Scotch Tape To Take X-Rays!
« on: October 22, 2008, 02:56:32 pm »

At least that's what these scientists found out.  Unpeeling Scotch tape emits X-Ray pulses strong enough to take images.

http://www.physorg.com/news143900979.html

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johnR

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Re: Use Scotch Tape To Take X-Rays!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 03:12:27 pm »

I've noticed that some adhesive tapes give visible flashes of light when peeled off, but didn't realise they could produce high energy stuff like X-rays. Scary.
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Re: Use Scotch Tape To Take X-Rays!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 04:33:43 pm »

What they call "superficial X-Rays" can occur above just 20kV.
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Re: Use Scotch Tape To Take X-Rays!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 10:57:40 pm »

This is why the post office will not allow packages to be wrapped with duct tape, a postal worker explained that the removal of the tape is used to detonate explosives...
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