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Gamma RaY Laser studies in Real World Physics

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Gamma RaY Laser studies in Real World Physics
Post by Theemile   » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:22 pm

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Re: Gamma RaY Laser studies in Real World Physics
Post by ThinksMarkedly   » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:42 pm

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Thanks for the link. Looks like to have a graser, all we need now is anti-matter, graphene, liquid helium and Bose-Einstein Condensates. I think that if a Physicist was trying to create something that requires the most difficult things to make, they'd be hard-pressed to put all of those together! That's why there are t-shirts saying that "Graphene! It can do anything, except leave the lab"

Ok, seriously, it's not a lot of anti-matter, just positrons. And making positrons isn't too difficult, otherwise we wouldn't have Positron Emission Tomograhy. Methods for cooling to Bose-Einstein Condensates has been known for 25 years at least.
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Re: Gamma RaY Laser studies in Real World Physics
Post by Theemile   » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:48 pm

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ThinksMarkedly wrote:


Thanks for the link. Looks like to have a graser, all we need now is anti-matter, graphene, liquid helium and Bose-Einstein Condensates. I think that if a Physicist was trying to create something that requires the most difficult things to make, they'd be hard-pressed to put all of those together! That's why there are t-shirts saying that "Graphene! It can do anything, except leave the lab"

Ok, seriously, it's not a lot of anti-matter, just positrons. And making positrons isn't too difficult, otherwise we wouldn't have Positron Emission Tomograhy. Methods for cooling to Bose-Einstein Condensates has been known for 25 years at least.


Yeah finding anti-matter isn't hard - I played with Positron interactiosn back in College. It's just storing them in quantity and harnessing them for your will that is the problem.
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RFC said "refitting a Beowulfan SD to Manticoran standards would be just as difficult as refitting a standard SLN SD to those standards. In other words, it would be cheaper and faster to build new ships."
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