Collection of movies recorded at BL40XU (MPEG movies)
The power of the x-ray beam at BL40XU amounts to more than 1 kW/mm2.
These motion pictures clearly show the power.
Air fluorescence : The x-ray beam causes ionization of nitrogen in air. The ionized nitrogen molecule emits beautiful blue light. Behind the beam are a solenoid shutter and a rotating disk shutter.
Burning a paper : The flux density is so high that a paper catches a fire immediately.
Melting lead : The beam can heat and melt lead.
Boiling water : The beam boils water. Note that only the area where the beam passes is boiling and producing bubbles.
Cutting a paper : The beam can be used to cut a sheet of paper.
Writing letters on a paper : By moving the sheet of paper and opening and closing the x-ray shutter, it is possible to write letter.
An MPEG-1 movie shown on an open day in April 2003 : With Japanese texts.
A movie shown on an open day in April 2003 (Windows Media Movie) : With Japanese narration.
The charming beamline scientist