Did you know that the SEM in the EDX-Mode operates as a giant X-Ray tube with your sample as the Anode material?
Did you know that Wilhelm Konrad Rontgen discovered X-Rays in 1895? That's 116 years ago!
Mayor Joh Hall Edwards pioneered X-Ray photography for medical purposes. He took the first X-Ray in Birmingham in 1896.
Powder diffraction is a standard analytical technique not only in concrete industry but also in pharmaceutical chemistry.
The refractive index of X-Rays in most materials is slightly lower than one. A collimating lens for visible light therefore has the opposite effect on X-Rays.
Did you know that early X-Ray cameras were a popular attraction during parties?
The first crystal structure ever solved by X-Ray diffraction was the one of zinc sulphide (W. H. Bragg 1912).
The first crystal structure solution from powder was performed in 1916 by P. Debye and P. Scherrer (LiF).
Sir William Lawrence Bragg was the youngest person ever (25) when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1915. He received the prize together with his father Sir William Henry Bragg for “their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-Rays”.