You know you have interesting friends when you get email like this:
"You won't believe what I just got off of ebay!I have to share the news, it's just so crazy. I just got a bent crystal x-ray spectrometer that was originally built by KMS Fusion for use on the Aurora inertial confinement fusion project. ... I was needing a radiation detector, [and] this one was built for an actual real fusion project back in 1990-91. ... This device is like finding a holy avenger +5 on ebay...."
I particularly like that the device is "bent." ;)