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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Of course we do. I think we leveled up or something. I sciencegasmed.


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his Letter proposes a realistic implementation of the curved relativistic mirror concept to reach unprecedented light intensities in experiments. The scheme is based on relativistic plasma mirrors that are optically curved by laser radiation pressure. Its validity is supported by cutting-edge three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations and a theoretical model, which show that intensities above 1025Wcm'2 could be reached with a 3 PetaWatt (PW) laser. Its very high robustness to laser and plasma imperfections is shown to surpass all previous schemes and should enable its implementation on existing PW laser facilities.


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Not to fixate on a quibble - but how are they moving fast enough to be relativistic?

#1 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2019-09-14 11:03 PM | Reply

#1 Electrons move at thirty percent lightspeed though a conductor, but put them in a vacuum (no resistance and watch out. With the right magnetic fields what starts out an ordinary particle turns into a cosmic ray. About twice a year we see one with the momentum like the momentum of a softball. And that's that's just where we have detectors.

Remember: Giant garage-built female robot, nuclear missiles for -------. Programed to stomp, smash and destroy. But also excellent at propaganda, so when you die you'll know why.

So keep up on Science!. Thou shalt not winnow with a fork, or open the wrong end of a banana (no indication of which end that it, but then I don't eat bananas).

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-15 12:12 AM | Reply

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