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Resolidification Patterns

Caption: This is a microscope image of resolidification patterns formed on the surface of silicon after the passage of a shock wave. Scientists at LCLS applied optical laser pulses to launch shocks on various materials on a silicon surface, inducing rapid changes in their lattice. The changes unfolding at rates of trillionths of a second apart were unveiled using the ultrabright free electron laser of LCLS.

Credit: D. Milathianaki, S. Boutet, et al.

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