Fine Structure

X-Rays from Scotch Tape

The Nature video archive has a fun video on a team of researchers who have experimentally produced x-rays from peeling scotch tape in a vacuum. They actually provide this as a demo during the video. Not a whole lot of detail on why this occurs even though it's ripe for that kind of explanation, considering the normalcy of tape peeling.
http://www.nature.com/nature/videoarchive/x-rays/

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