X-Ray Laser Mimics the Sun

'Solid Plasma' Mimics Stellar Environment

 

 

Inside Science Buzzwords:

  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.