Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Directed Lightning Weapons!!

Very cool!

"If a laser beam is intense enough, its electro-magnetic field is strong enough to rip electrons off of air molecules, creating plasma ... The plasma channel conducts electricity way better than un-ionized air, so ... a high voltage source, the electrical energy will travel ...

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

OK,now let's think about this a minute; if the laser beam is heating the air (which is not supposed to interact much with the laser beam to begin with) to the point of becoming a plasma, wouldn't the laser beam itself be a pretty decent weapon?

Cool physics, but in terms of a practical weapons system, it's in the same league as the railgun; the weapon of the future, and it always will be.