Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday May 23, 2015

200-Trillion Watt Laser Produces Plasma Hotter Than the Sun

That’s all well and good, but can it reheat your coffee? big grin Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have built the Trident Laser, a 200-Trillion Watt Laser that attains temperatures hotter than the core of our Sun. These guys have way too much time on their hands. big grin

During this time some electrons from the foil are accelerated to virtually the speed of light, and some ions are accelerated to energies of tens of millions of volts.