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X-rays reported to trigger crystal formation

By / January 27, 2010

A team from Northwestern University reports in the new issue of Science about the role that X-rays can play in crystal formation. The researchers say they accidentally discovered that X-rays can trigger the formation of a new type of crystal that is composed of charged cylindrical filaments. These crystals are ordered like a bundle of pencils experiencing repulsive…

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