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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.