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Out Of Pure Light, Physicists Create Particles Of Matter

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September 18, 1997
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University Of Rochester
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A team of 20 physicists from four institutions has literally made something from nothing, creating particles of matter from ordinary light for the first time.

A team of 20 physicists from four institutions has literally made something from nothing, creating particles of matter from ordinary light for the first time. The experiment was carried out at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) by scientists and students from the University of Rochester, Princeton University, the University of Tennessee, and Stanford. The team reported the work in the Sept. 1 issue of Physical Review Letters.


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