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The Silver Age Ray Palmer is a physicist and professor at Ivy University in Ivy Town , New England, specializing in matter compression as a means to fight overpopulation, famine and other world problems. Using a mass of white dwarf star matter that he finds after it lands on Earth, Ray Palmer fashions a lens that enables him to shrink any object to any degree he wishes. However, any object so treated soon explodes as a side effect, which precludes any practical use of the lens. Ray Palmer (back) with his girlfriend/wife Jean Loring. During a spelunking expedition, Palmer and his students, along with Loring, find themselves trapped in a cave when the entrance collapses. In desperation, Palmer secretly uses the lens he has carried with him to shrink himself down in order to be able to climb to a small hole high in the wall that leads to the outside, knowing full well he will likely explode. Using a diamond engagement ring , Palmer enlarges the hole sufficiently and descends to the floor to try to alert the others of the escape route before dying. However, upon entering the lens' beam, he finds himself returned to normal size. As the lens is covered
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