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Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

June 20, 2018

A University researcher who predicted that laser pulses could generate ultrafast electrical currents in theory now believes he can explain exactly how and why actual experiments to create these currents have succeeded.

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Schumer and Gillibrand announce $80 million for LLE in Senate bill

Schumer and Gillibrand announce $80 million for LLE in Senate bill

June 5, 2018

This Senate bill must now be reconciled with the House of Representatives’ bill, which included $68 million for LLE. Both bills reject the Administration’s budget request to cut the Lab’s FY19 funding dramatically and to phase out of all federal support for LLE in three years.

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Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

September 27, 2017

Optics professor Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle.

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Researchers use lasers to display ‘true’ 3-D objects

Researchers use lasers to display ‘true’ 3-D objects

June 29, 2017

3-D displays, once only found in science fiction, are now closer to reality using a 3-D volumetric display where viewers can see images in three dimensions without the use of special glasses or filters.

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Imaging at the speed of light

Imaging at the speed of light

March 13, 2017

Chunlei Guo and his team have used lasers to make materials extremely water repellent. Now the researchers can visualize, for the first time, the complete evolution of micro- and nanoscale structural formation on the material’s surface.

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A first for direct-drive fusion

A first for direct-drive fusion

September 6, 2016

Experiments have created the conditions capable of producing a fusion yield that’s five times higher than the current record laser-fusion energy yield. The new work represents an important advance in a long-standing national research initiative to develop fusion as an energy source.

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Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

August 5, 2016

Terahertz (THz) waves are capable of sensing and imaging objects behind barriers, making them a promising tool for Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.

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Using power of optics, scientists make predictions about breast cancer

Using power of optics, scientists make predictions about breast cancer

December 1, 2015

A University biomedical engineering lab has discovered a new way to judge whether breast cancer cells are likely to spread, by viewing tumor biopsies with a powerful multi-photon laser microscope and watching for certain optical patterns emitted by cancer.

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UR laser lab eyes military, energy uses

UR laser lab eyes military, energy uses

November 9, 2015

Imagine if your car were made of a material that could repel rain, the droplets bouncing and flying away before they could start to rust your hood or freeze to the roof.

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Can ‘superhydrophobic’ material end de-icing, scraping car windshields in winter?

Can ‘superhydrophobic’ material end de-icing, scraping car windshields in winter?

November 5, 2015

Most Upstate New York residents keep a snow and ice scraper in their car six months out of the year. But could that become a relic of the past someday?

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