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How did Nikola Tesla invent the x-ray?

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2011-05-29 20:23:54

The Electrical Review in 1896 published X-rays of a man, made by

Tesla, with X-ray tubes of his own design. They appeared at the

same time as when Roentgen announced his discovery of X-rays. Tesla

never attempted to proclaim priority. Roentgen congratulated Tesla

on his sophisticated X-ray pictures, and Tesla even wrote

Roentgen's name on one of his films. He experimented with

shadowgraphs similar to those that later were to be used by Wilhelm

Rontgen when he discovered X-rays in 1895. Tesla's countless

experiments included work on a carbon button lamp, on the power of

electrical resonance, and on various types of lightning. Tesla

invented the special vacuum tube which emitted light to be used in

photography.


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