For many Americans who want to change the weather-
Whether in the past winter in the Northeast or in the drought
Researchers may have found a way to target high
Shoot the energy laser into the clouds to rain or trigger lightning.
The presence of condensation, storms and lightning is due to a large amount of static electricity in the cloud.
Researchers at the University of Central Florida and the University of Arizona say the laser beam can activate these large amounts of static electricity and generate storms as needed.
By surrounding the beam with another beam that will act as an energy bank, the central beam will remain at a greater distance than before.
The secondary beam will refuel and help to prevent the dissipation of the primary beam, which will break quickly on its own.
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"The collapse became so strong that the oxygen in the air and the electrons in the nitrogen were torn off to produce Plasma ---
"It's basically electronic soup," Mills explained in a statement . ".
After that, the plasma tried to spread the beam. -
Leading to an internal struggle between collapse and proliferation-
The so-called "Silk ".
"This process, in turn, produces a string of light that only lasts until the beam is scattered.
"Because the filament produces excited electrons during the movement, it artificially sows the conditions required for rain and lightning to occur," Mills explained . ".
The work that other researchers have done before has led to some type of "Electric event" in the cloud "---
When seeding clouds with a laser, the researchers say, the risk of lightning strikes is increased.
"The best thing to do is to have a sneaky way in which we can produce wire extension cables of any length.
It turns out that if you pack a large, low-intensity doughnut,
"Just like the" decorative "beam around the fiber, slowly moving inward, you can provide this arbitrary extension," Mills said in a statement . ".
"Since we have controlled the length of the filament in our way, one can sow the conditions needed for heavy rain from a distance.
In the end, you can use this idea to manually control the rain and lightning on a large area of land.
"Future applications of this method can be used for long-distance sensors or spectrometer for chemical composition.
"This work may eventually lead to super
Long light-induced filaments or plasma channels that cannot be established under normal conditions, "Demetrios doulides, professor who is working with graduate students on the project, in a statement
Using this method, Mills extended 7-together with graduate researcher Ali Miri-fold --
From about 1 feet to 7 feet.
Still, they are not finished yet and hope to extend the filament further.
The development of the technology was funded by the Ministry of Defense and the findings of the researchers were published in the journal Natural photons.