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Re: Stealing Celestial Fire
Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 01:59 PM 4/20/2005, you wrote:
They employed their Teramobile laser, whose pulse lasts for a mere 100
femtoseconds and packs a peak power of 5 terawatts
That's 100E-15 seconds * 5E12 Watts = 0.5 Joules... if I got my prefixes
WOW!! The light pulse is only just over 1/1000 inch long!! Even if it is
just 0.5 joule, I don't think I would want to get in it's way!!
The spark seems very straight and uniform!
I see they use the little semi-spheres for the top in what I think is a HV
multiplier in there lab picture.