Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Big Freaking Lasers

What is the biggest laser in the world?

The largest laser in the world is located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. This laser is so large that it covers the size of three football fields! The scientists who use this giant laser for their research are hoping to show that a nuclear fusion reaction (see “Nuclear Chemistry”) can be controlled and used as a source of energy. If that’s possible, it could revolutionize the way power plants make energy.


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