From NIST: Masao Kuriyama

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Masao Kuriyama developed an award-winning X-ray magnifier in 1979 that improved the resolution of industrial X-ray imaging by a factor of 25. X-ray images of industrial equipment often provided evidence of cracks, voids, or other imperfections. Kuriyama’s work helped manufacturers make better parts faster.

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