This topic could extend a study of diffraction of waves, or be part of a study of material structures, or of atomic physics.
Most schools will not have an X-ray set, but there are plenty of effective analogue demonstrations using other types of waves...
X-ray imaging utilises the ability of high frequency electromagnetic waves to pass through soft parts of the human body...
John Trump, the uncle of US president Donald J. Trump, worked as one of Van de Graaff’s assistants. Trump went on to develop a...
Stories from Physics
Thomas Edison nearly lost his eyesight using fluoroscopes (devices that produce real time X-ray images) from exposure to X...
Mark Twain may have inadvertently been the subject of the first X-ray.
Marie Curie responded rapidly to the outbreak of the First World War: within 10 days of the mobilisation of French troops, she...
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