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June 17, 2021

Experimental targets produce a turbulent plasma

These experimental targets -- consisting of two foils and a pair of grids and held together by cylindrical shields -- were designed to produce a turbulent plasma at conditions never reached before in a laboratory setting.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant PHY 1619573.]

Learn more in the University of Rochester news story Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe. (Date of image: April 18, 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 17, 2021)

Credit: Eugene Kowaluk, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

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