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Title: Recent Advances in Plasma Acceleration

Our understanding of the dynamics of growing crystals is remarkably primitive, and it is generally not possible to explain why even ordinary crystals develop their characteristic shapes. A case in poimore »nt is the snow crystal (a.k.a. snowflake), which grows into a puzzling variety of unusual morphologies under different conditions. Although snow crystals result from a simple phase transition, some basic aspects of their growth have remained unexplained - even at a qualitative level - for over 75 years. Come to this talk and see snowflakes like you've never seen them before, find out how to grow electric ice needles in the lab, and learn what this all means for the fundamental physics of crystal growth and pattern formation. (For a preview, see« less
Title: Recent Advances in Plasma Acceleration
Publication Date: 2007-03-19
OSTI Identifier: 987393
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): Other: Recent Advances in Plasma Acceleration
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Colloquium Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on March 19, 2007
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Publisher: Science Videos from the SLAC Colloquium Series
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:13:26
System Entry Date: 2018-01-12