Central Laser Facility - Rutherford Laboratory

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Technical lecture
12 February 2019 18:30 - 21:00
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Technical Lecture, 6.30pm for 7.00pm lecture start. 

Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Snow Room (JHB 4.08), Headington Campus.
A Headington campus map can be obtained here: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/documents/maps/headington-campus-map/ 

Pressing FIRE on the most powerful lasers in the world.

From igniting a miniature star for clean electricity generation, to producing piercing x-ray beams that can see through steel!

High power lasers are driving the way towards fusion power becoming viable for long lasting, clean electricity provision. And now the most powerful lasers in the world can be used to drive super-strength, micro accelerators that give off bright pulsed beams of x-rays and particles. In partnership with industry the community is developing this next generation technology for applications such as high resolution 3D x-ray imaging of biological samples, carbon-fibre composite materials, and 3D printed nickel aerospace components and jet engine parts, and even nuclear interrogation inspection for mapping the contents of nuclear waste barrels. With the recent delivery of 10 Hz repetition rate lasers at petawatt power, using these dream beams for societal impact and industrial engineering inspection solutions is just around the corner.


Dr Cerei Brenner


Oxford Brookes University
Gipsy Lane Campus
United Kingdom

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