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Public Domain Picture: Neutron Image of Asiatic Lilies Inside a Lead Cask

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Neutron Image of Asiatic Lilies Inside a Lead Cask
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Neutron Image of Asiatic Lilies Inside a Lead Cask
Asiatic lilies inside a lead cask. A digital camera took an overhead picture of the open cask (left) and a neutron imaging system photographed the lilies through the lead walls of the cask (right). This image demonstrates the power of neutrons to easily pass through otherwise 'impenetrable' materials, such as the lead cask, and yet have enough sensitivity to reveal fine details such as the leaf veins of the Asiatic lilies. The neutron image has been sharpened slightly to improve black-and-white contrast for viewing on the web. The imaging capabilities at the NIST Center for Neutron Research are used for many applications such as studying the inner workings of fuel cells. Credit: Daniel Hussey/NIST Disclaimer: Any mention of commercial products within NIST web pages is for information only; it does not imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST. Use of NIST Information: These World Wide Web pages are provided as a public service by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With the exception of material marked as copyrighted, information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
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