Monday, September 19, 2011 at 12:08PM
Drew Wolfe

Brightest Gamma Ray on Earth--for a safer, healthier world

"Physicists have discovered that ultra-short duration can interact with ionised gas to give off beams that are so intense they can pass through 20 cm of lead and would take 1.5 m of concrete to be completely absorbed."

"The ray could have several uses, such as in , and radioisotope production for PET (positron ) scanning. The source could also be useful in monitoring the integrity of stored ."

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