Air Force Funds Efforts to Mature Nanopowders for Enabling Lasers

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    Air Force Funds Efforts to Mature Nanopowders for Enabling Lasers

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    nGimat nanopowder technician Sam Smith transfers precursor solution during development of Yttrium Aluminum Garnet powder. Courtesy Photo
    Posted on March 6, 2016 by glenn.selby

    "Popular science fiction fantasy literature and film fans have long read about and watched their heroes using lasers to disable or destroy large enemy targets. Yet, these lasers have taken years longer to develop than predicted, partially because the materials from which the lasers are constructed have been problematic. Manufacturing technology under development by the Air Force and a small business partner will enable new lasing materials made from nanopowders and in turn will make these futuristic lasers possible."

    Read the rest of the article here: http://science.dodlive.mil/2016/03/...ts-to-mature-nanopowders-for-enabling-lasers/
     
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