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Transparent aluminium is 'new state of matter'

Professor_Quail (610443) writes | more than 5 years ago

Space 2

Professor_Quail (610443) writes "Oxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminum by bombarding the metal with the world's most powerful soft X-ray laser. 'Transparent aluminum' previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion."
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Air Force testing new transparent armor ... (2, Informative)

foobsr (693224) | more than 5 years ago | (#28852923)

Posted 10/17/2005 Updated 10/17/2005
http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123012131 [af.mil]
"The Air Force Research Laboratory's materials and manufacturing directorate is testing aluminum oxynitride -- ALONtm -- as a replacement for the traditional multi-layered glass transparencies now used in existing ground and air armored vehicles. "

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Computer? Why is this computer not responding? (1)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 5 years ago | (#28854615)

I'll try the mouse instead.

*talks into mouse*

Computer? Computer?

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