A 10-petawatt laser device in Shanghai. With the help of a breakthrough, Chinese scientists hope to fire a laser 10 times that strength within a few years. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
A 10-petawatt laser device in Shanghai. With the help of a breakthrough, Chinese scientists hope to fire a laser 10 times that strength within a few years. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Chinese breakthrough allows physicists to build the world’s most powerful laser

  • Technological leap would allow the firing of a laser 10,000 times more powerful than all the electricity grids in the world combined
  • With this development, the Station of Extreme Light could aid research in new materials, drugs and nuclear fusion energy

A 10-petawatt laser device in Shanghai. With the help of a breakthrough, Chinese scientists hope to fire a laser 10 times that strength within a few years. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
A 10-petawatt laser device in Shanghai. With the help of a breakthrough, Chinese scientists hope to fire a laser 10 times that strength within a few years. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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