George Edward Alcorn
Before the X-RAY!
Alcorn joined NASA where he invented an imaging X-ray spectrometer which used thermomigration of aluminum. “X-ray spectrometry is used to provide data which can be analyzed for a number of applications, including for obtaining information about remote solar systems and other space objects. It is during his tenure as a senior scientist at NASA, that he developed the Imaging X-Ray Spectrometer”(Felix Omondi, 2014). In the year 1984, he got a patent for his “Method for fabricating an imaging x-ray spectrometer”.