Illia Thiele, Chalmers University of Technology (image) Chalmers University of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption 'An ultra-intense pulse is like a great tsunami of light. The wave can pull an electron out of an atom, accelerating it to almost the speed of light, creating exotic quantum states. This is the fastest and strongest switch possible, and it paves the way for advances in fundamental research.' Credit Mia Halleröd Palmgren/Chalmers University of Technology Usage Restrictions With credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.