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Laser Breaks Neutron Beam Record

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LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 12, 2012 — The largest neutron beam ever achieved using a short-pulse laser could lead to more advanced materials measurement. Neutron beams typically are made with particle accelerators or nuclear reactors and are commonly used in a variety of scientific research, particularly in advanced materials science. “Neutrons are a unique probe with many scientific applications,” said Frank Merrill of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) neutron science and technology group. “Neutrons are used to study fundamental properties of the universe, advanced materials and have...Read full article

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