Episode 21 - Shooting X-rays at things - with Ari-Pekka Honkanen

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Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!

Our guest this week is Ari-Pekka Honkanen, PhD student at the Materials Physics lab of the University of Helsinki. He studies the structure of materials by "shooting" X-rays at them! He also explains us how an X-ray detector works.

…and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about how X-rays helped discover the structure of penicillin and the DNA!

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Links for this episode

• Ari-Pekka's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_gIlueUGYNXPb9yZ5uPVEg

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Music by Havelocke


 

Listen to our episode #21 here!