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We're One Step Closer To Clean Fusion Energy: This New Laser Can Make Things Hotter Than The Centre Of The Sun Instantly

Researchers have suggested a particular laser model that could instantly heat materials to very high temperatures even hotter than the center of the Sun in just 20 quadrillionths of a second. That’s some 10 million degrees Celsius almost instantaneously. Thermonuclear fusion energy is the production of pure, sustainable, and unlimited energy using the same procedure the Sun uses to produce heat and this laser can help scientists to achieve that. Currently the problem researchers are facing in producing pure fusion energy is that, with any kind of energy production, you need to get out more than you actually put in, and heating materials to temperatures that rival the center of the Sun is sure not easy.

Current laser technology is capable of producing that much heat but a group of researchers from Imperial College London in the UK has come up with a model for a laser than can almost instantly heat things nearly 100 times faster than the world's most powerful fusion experiments. Although only theoretical at this stage, the research shows an entirely new method to the process of heating. Present fusion experiments use lasers to deliver heat energy to the electrons in a material, which in order heats up the ions - particles that make up the majority of physical matter - to attain extremely high temperatures. The new method cuts out one of these steps by binding the electrostatic shockwaves created by a laser beam to heat up the ions directly.

The significant point in the discovery is figuring out the kind of material that would permit for such efficient heating.

Investigating with numerous computer models, Turrell and his associates figured out that if you use a material made up of precise combinations of ions, they can be accelerated by the laser shockwaves at diverse speeds, which sources heat-inducing friction.

The effect seemed to be strongest in solid materials for example plastic that contain two types of ions. The outcomes have been issued in Nature Communications.

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