Physics Background

The aim of these resources is to provide an initial background on the physics involved in the EXTraS project.

Online resources


The Nobel prize site education activity on X-rays is a complete and simple voyage in the world of X-rays: their discovery, their physical nature and their daily use: "X-rays". Nobel Media AB 2014.


The web portal of the Liceo Majorana, Desio (Milano), addressed to X-ray astronomy


Some youTube videos from the channel “the simple physics”:
1 An explanation of X-rays
2 What are semi-conductors?