World’s biggest and powerful X-ray laser gun unveiled

Posted on:02 Sep 2017 09:40:10
World’s biggest and powerful X-ray laser gun unveiled
02 September 2017 Current Affairs: The world’s largest and powerful X-ray laser- European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) unveiled in Hamburg, Germany.

The XEFL is series of 3.4-kilometer tunnels up to 38 meters underground near the city of Hamburg.

It took 8 years to build 1.5-billion-euro ($1.7 billion) facility.

It has the capacity to generate extremely intense laser flashes, at a rate of 27,000 per second generated by Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE).

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