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X-Ray Microscope Enables Nanovision

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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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A new X-ray microscope can see details a small as a billionth of a meter — without even using a lens. Read more: www.foxnews.com...
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batteries degrade over time, because the interface between the battery's electrodes and electrolyte degenerates. No one understands exactly how this happens or how to fix it, he said, and it's tough to see inside the interface to diagnose the problem. X-ray nanovision could change that. Read more: www.foxnews.com...


i drive rc cars and with them being able to make a $125 lipo battery last longer, or even a hybrid car battery last longer would be great.

being able to engineer at a nano level more efficiently would create some new composites and building material. just think what all they could do with this new technology




posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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No doubt this new approach to imaging will allow for leaps rather than baby steps in the fields of nanotech and general microscopy to boot. I hope at some point we figure ways of doing these things that do not involve anything as unpredictable as Xrays though.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 03:54 AM
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It could also give more insight into the the standard model, and the nucleus of atoms. I doubt it is strong enough to see the quantum level of the structure, without further magnification. But this technic brings us very close to the quantum level.

On a short timescale it will give us some amazing pictures, that could make a small revolution in the understanding of various healthissues.


This image shows Telophase HeLa (cancer) cells expressing Aurora B-EGFP (green).


Peering deep into a Zebrafish brain, Oliver Braubach takes this image of its olfactory bulbs.


The University of San Francisco's Dr. Torsten Wittmann captured this shot of bovine pulmonary artery cells stained so that actin, mitochondria and DNA appear in yellow and blue.

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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 04:34 AM
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So this is nanovision technology. Hopefully they can find more on the sub-atomic level. We went from macro to micro to nano, how far is it until quantum vision?



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 04:43 AM
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Femto vision? What a staggering idea! Still, anything that outputs enough energy to scan that deep probably could not be used on living tissue without very high risk to the subject.

Smashing images with this tech though, of that there can be no question.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by arpgme
So this is nanovision technology. Hopefully they can find more on the sub-atomic level. We went from macro to micro to nano, how far is it until quantum vision?


Still some way to go. We dont actually know the exact size when we get into the quantum range.

The best known quantum particle is the electron which is below 10^−16 meters (0.000.000.000.000.000.1 meter), this would place it somewhere between a quadrillionth and a quintillionth of a meter, most likely closer to a quintillionth meter 10^-18. The nanovision is in the range of a billionth or 10^-9 meters (0.000.000.001 meter).


And extrapolating from modern high energy experimental work of researching electromagnetic force between two directly interacting electrons,you can even conclude that actual "size" is even below 10^−16 metersSource



So as already mentioned a few steps to quantum vision. We only need roughly 100 times stronger magnification to reach atom vision, but the really interesting stuff starts around 10^-15 or a million times stronger magnification compared to the nano scope.

The nucleus of the atom has a diameter of about 10^-15 meter, whereas the atomic diameter is about 10^-11 meter. Source


Still nano vision is very interesting, i already posted a few pics that shows how it could be used to study various fuctions of life. But we could also make alot of other technological leaps with this scope.
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