Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

Western University researcher, Peter J. Schultz, built the first positronic beam device in Canada and used it to advance the study of solid surfaces and thin films in the 1980s and 1990s. This technology allows aviation inspectors to detect damage to material at an atomic level before any visible damage is apparent.

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