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10.162015EXTENDE will attend the ASNT Conference 2015 in Salt Lake CityCategory "More to Extende" | No comment

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We are pleased to inform you that we will be attending the upcoming ASNT Conference, in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, from the 26th through the 29th of October.
Want to learn more about the capabilities of CIVA simulation and how it can help improve your NDT processes? Come and visit our booth number 1029.

Interested in in learning about: Advanced Tools Based on Simulation for Analysis of Ultrasonic Data?

Attend the presentation of Ms. Erica Schumacher.

This presentations will take place on Wednesday, 28 October at 3:30p.m. in Ballroom D (Data Management for UT and EC).

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

EXTENDE's team.

10.162015X-ray radiography using scotch tapeCategory "Miscellaneous" | No comment

Scotch tape

Did you know that ? 

A simple roll of adhesive tape as source of radiation to produce a radiograph: a scenario worthy of MacGyver.

American researchers led by  SETH PUTTERMAN at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) wanted to test a theory described there more than half a century ago and proved that a sufficiently intense X-ray emission to radiograph a finger occurs when a roll of scotch tape is rolled out.

The experiment carried out by peeling an adhesive tape at a speed of 3 centimeters per second showed that the maximum energy of photons produced is equal to 15 keV. The high-energy radiation is only produced when the tape is peeled under vacuum conditions. So, unless you wrap your holiday gifts under these conditions, there’s no need to worry about exposure!


How is this phenomenon produced?

It seems like that during the detachment of the plastic film, the adhesive tape is positively charged while the roller is negatively charged. This produces an electric field that creates an electron discharge. These particles lose their energies by emitting photons.


About Extende

We believe that high quality and innovative Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) will make our world a safer place and will help preserve the environment.

Therefore, our mission is to bring the benefits of Simulation and NDE Development Methodology to the NDE Community.

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