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Friday, 28 August 2015 14:40
The most powerful laser in the world, created by Japanese scientists, "shoots" pulses in a trillionth of a second, but first beam gives unprecedented power. Physicist Hiroshi Azechi told that the new setting can be a step towards humanity inexhaustible source of energy, and the key to understanding the Universe. One of the main goals of the most powerful laser in the world - the development of an inexhaustible source of energy. In an interview with RT, said Hiroshi Azechi physicist from Osaka University, where he developed a unique setting. The appearance of the most powerful laser in the world has learned this summer. According to data released by Japanese scientists, the installation is able to give impetus to the capacity of two trillion watts. However, this momentum lasts only a picosecond - one-trillionth of a second. But this result is two times higher than the achievement of a laser created earlier in Texas. The installation called LFEX (Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments, or laser for experiments with rapid ignition). At length he was about a hundred meters. The experiments were carried out with a high-powered momentum from the end of 2014, and in July 2015 record figures received official confirmation. Hiroshi Azechi notes that laser work in progress, will help to "get fusion ignition, which can be used in the future as a source of energy." "The ultimate goal of" scientists - the creation of eco-friendly setting, represent "a miniature Sun." It will help "generate inexhaustible energy" in the laboratory, and will also contribute to "the study of how the core of the Sun or any planet." "Usually it's called astrophysics. But the majority of astrophysicists only observe what is happening in the sky. And our laser can modulate the center of the Sun - this will give a new approach to understand what is happening in the Universe, "- said the scientist. He said that now the plant does not use for military purposes, as it can be activated only once in two hours. "In order to actually use the laser have to run ten times per second," - said Azechi. According to him, in the future it will be possible to use a laser "for medical purposes and for inspection friendly social infrastructure."