Topic: Laser

Particle Accelerator That Can Fit on a Tabletop Opens New Chapter for Science Research

June 20, 2013

laser plasma acceleratorPhysicists at The University of Texas at Austin have built a tabletop particle accelerator that can generate energies and speeds previously reached only by major facilities that are hundreds of meters long and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build.

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The world's most powerful laser

Aug. 29, 2011
The world's most powerful laser

In this video, Professor Todd Ditmire shows how the Texas Petawatt laser helps scientists create matter at the most extreme conditions in the universe.

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How Mark Raizen and his lab -- and some borrowed ideas -- got atoms under control

June 14, 2010

Atom Stopper: In his quest to control atoms to a greater and greater degree, Professor Mark Raizen has borrowed ideas from chemistry, electromechanics and plasma physics. His journey demonstrates scientific creativity and the parts that serendipity and intuition play in discovery and that ideas can come from unexpected sources and arrive at unlikely times and places. It started in 2005 when Raizen took up the idea of controlling atoms.

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Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in physics laboratory

June 15, 2009

Really Extreme Science:

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Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in University of Texas at Austin laboratory

Jan. 12, 2009

Really Extreme Science: Todd Ditmire leads the way into his new laboratory below Robert Lee Moore Hall. He jiggles a key into a lock and swings open the door to a subterranean chamber worthy of a James Bond villain--if the villain were a university professor trying to do world-class research on a limited budget.

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