Transparent Alluminum Not Just For Star Trek


Sat, Jun 12th, 2010 12:05 by capnasty NEWS

Oxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium by bombarding the metal with the world's most powerful soft X-ray laser. 'Transparent aluminium' previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion.



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