Skip to comments.All fired up over world's biggest X-ray laser gun
Posted on 08/31/2017 6:05:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin
A sleek, subterranean X-ray laser set to be unveiled in Germany today, the most powerful in the world yet, has scientists in a dozen fields jostling to train its mighty beam on their projects.
European XFEL will reveal - and capture in images - secrets at the sub-atomic level, promising breakthroughs in medicine, biology, energy, information technology and chemistry.
It will map the molecular architecture of viruses and cells, render three-dimensional nano-scale snapshots and film chemical reactions as they unfold. Earth scientists should be able to duplicate and study processes occurring deep inside planets, including our own.
"The laser is the biggest, and the most powerful, source of X-rays ever made," said Dr Olivier Napoly, a member of the French Atomic Energy Commission which helped to build the complex.
The European X-Ray Free Electron Laser, or XFEL, is lodged in a series of tunnels up to 38m underground near the city of Hamburg.
Its centrepiece is the world's longest - 1.7km - superconducting linear accelerator, designed to provide the energy needed to generate X-ray flashes a billion times brighter than the best conventional radiation sources.
That is 27,000 X-ray flashes per second, compared with the 120 flashes per second produced by a laser of the same type at the US National Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford, California, and 60 flashes per second generated by another in Japan.
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They better have a really durable User’s Manual cuz the MUSLIMS who will have to use it..?
It’s going to be like asking chimpanzees to type out novels.
SAVE YOURSELF, EUROPE.
Is its use covered under Obamacare?
what Europe REALLY needs is crosses and guillotines.
Yes, we are back to the type of barbaric schizophrenia that was under Nazi Europe.
Can we borrow it and aim it at NORK rocket bases?
Will it return a person to the pre-stroke condition or can it cure peripheral neuropathy of the feet?
I don't know, stand right there and we'll give it a try.
Just what can it do? No time to read.
“27,000 X-ray flashes per second, compared with the 120 flashes per second produced by a laser of the same type at the US National Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford, California, and 60 flashes per second generated by another in Japan.”
And I’m thinking: so?
Then I realize the smaller the object you look for, the smaller the area you can look in.
Even the smallest area would take an extremely large number of photographs to search.
To look for something infinitely small you would have to look in an infinitely large number of infinitely small areas at a time.
So... that’s one explanation for the creation of the ethanol industry.
Paging Dr. Banner, paging Dr. Bruce Banner.
This is just the sort of thing he would do and increase the laser’s power to emit Gamma rays.
Shucks, was trying for a Steven Wright type shtick...
OK, here’s the plan,....Place a mirror in space and aim the laser at it and have the mirror move across NK slowly vaporizing little green men. Then move to the ME and slow cook anyone holding an AK47.
Does anybody “film” anything in research any more.Dont digital sensors have higher resolution than even the best finely grained films?
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