X-rays are such an important and familiar part of the electromagnetic spectrum, but is there a way to safely bring x-rays into your lecture? The demo team at the University of California at Berkeley seems to have managed this. They have an x-ray safe box that they use to produce a live x-ray image on a fluorescent screen. In this article, we describe the apparatus, provide an overview of how x-rays are produced, and explain the strategies the Berkeley team used to ensure that this demonstration is safe for everyone involved.
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TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM| April 01 2021
X-rays in the classroom
Phys. Teach. 59, 300–301 (2021)
James Lincoln, Roberto Barrueto-Cabello; X-rays in the classroom. Phys. Teach. 1 April 2021; 59 (4): 300–301. https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0004167
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