Thought for the month

"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen" Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. 1870 – 1924

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Gamma optics

Experimenting at the Institut Laue-Langevin scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt in Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching have been using silicon prisms to look at the diffraction of gamma rays. The group is looking at gamma ray optics applications for the possible three dimensional, micrometre scale brain mapping of the impact of lithium based drugs used to treat depression.

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