Posts tagged with ‘lasers’
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but we bet these Livermore Lab scientists are feeling the love:
How diamonds and lasers can recreate Jupiter’s core
Understanding what the insides of the biggest planets in the universe has been largely wrapped up in theories. Now scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Lab have recreated these conditions with the help of diamonds and the world’s largest laser:
Though diamond is the least compressible material known, the researchers were able to compress it to an unprecedented density, greater than lead at ambient conditions.
The hope is to understand how these planets evolve over time by being able to reproduce their immense pressures. You can read more about it here.
How small can a laser get? ucsandiego researchers are studying new ways to scale them to microscopic levels in order to use them on microchips. These nanolasers will allow computers to send much bigger amounts of data in a more energy efficient way.