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X-ray Laser Recreates Extreme Conditions

X-ray Laser Recreates Extreme Conditions

'Solid Plasma' Mimics Stellar Environment

X-ray Laser Recreates Extreme Conditions

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 19:15

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  1. Plasma - a state of matter made of electrically charged particles with properties similar to a gas.
  2. Solid Plasma - a dense plasma similar to what is found at the center of stars like our sun.
  3. X-ray laser - a laser that uses electromagnetic radiation beyond the ultraviolet spectrum.
  4. Linac Coherent Light Source - a bright and powerful x-ray laser at SLAC that uses ultra-short wavelengths of x-rays to both probe and heat matter.

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