X-ray

X-ray

The x-ray spectrum is advantageous because its non-destructive and detects elements. Shown is my portable x-ray fluorescence detector which I am just starting to experiment with. It was originally used to detect lead in paint but can produce a spectrum from 10 Kvp to 100 Kvp. This device requires the specimen to be dosed with x-rays in order to work.



Just seeing what's inside lumps of stuff is cool too. This is my portable x-ray generator from Golden Engineering. Have x-rays will travel!

Fossil dinosaur egg with something inside. Probably NOT an embryo. Fossil dinosaur egg with something inside. Probably NOT an embryo.
Fossil bones in a clay ball.Fossil bones in a clay ball.
My hand, notice the sliver of steel embedded in the tip of my index finger.My hand, notice the sliver of steel embedded in the tip of my index finger.