New Mexico Tech gets laser from LANL

August 3--The $4.5 million laser will largely be used as a cutting and shaping workstation for experiments.

August 3--New Mexico Tech has received a $4.5 million laser from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The specialized laser will enable Tech's Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center to cut and form materials with powerful, ultra-short pulsed of energy lasting only a few hundred femtoseconds.
The head of the research center's chemistry research and development laboratory, Christa Hockensmith, says the new capability will largely be used as a cutting and shaping workstation for experiments.

Los Alamos transferred the laser to the school under a redeployment arrangement.

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