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Scientists figure out how to turn light into matter

•, Robin Burks

ï»This calculation was analyzed over and over, but the thing is, no one expected to prove it, at least in a lab. Even Breit and Wheeler thought it impossible. Scientists at Imperial College London now believe its possible to turn actual light into matter results with a new kind of collider.

This new collider would be a photon-photon collider, which would use a high-energy laser on electrons, speeding them up as fast as they can go at just below the speed of light. These super-fast electrons would be aimed at a gold plate, which turns them into a beam of highly active photons. Meanwhile, another high-intensity laser would fire into a gold chamber, creating a thermal radiation field. The photon beam streams into the chamber, which gets the photons smashing against each other, forming electrons and positrons. And voila, you have light becoming matter.

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