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Antimatter creation in an X-ray bath

Nature Photonics volume 8, pages 429431 (2014) | Download Citation

Laser systems designed for fusion research are able to produce a high density of X-ray photons in a metal cavity. Scientists have now proposed that this environment could be used to create matter from light and test a fundamental prediction of quantum electrodynamics.

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