Thursday, May 27, 2010

FLASH Laser Leads to Discovery of New State of Matter

FLASH Laser Leads to Discovery of New State of Matter

Flash-laser

Like a scene out of Star Trek, Oxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium by bombarding the metal with the world’s most powerful soft X-ray laser. 'Transparent aluminium' previously only existed in science fiction, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with important implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion.


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