Three Ways Lightsaber Technology Is Theoretically POSSIBLE
The lightsaber, to be precise.
It’s perhaps one of the most identifiable pieces of fictional technology ever invented, far more so than laser rifles, hyperdrives, or even killer robots with self-aware artificial intelligence.
When “Star Wars” initially aired in 1977, millions of fans were probably wondering how long it would be until they could hold a real lightsaber in their hands. Has technology finally figured it out after 44 years? No, that is not the case. It hasn’t happened yet. However, it’s possible that a few people have already come close to figuring out how to make a working lightsaber.
Here are a few times when “Star Wars” fans reported feeling a big disturbance in the Force, as if millions of souls were crying out in joy.
Using a Lightsaber Magnets and Plasma are used in this experiment. According to Medium, magnetically confined plasma can hypothetically be used to create a lightsaber blade. And this is a true story.
Plasma, being one of the four main states of matter (the others being solid, liquid, and gas), can be formed using powerful magnetic forces. A Tokamak chamber, which allows nuclear fusion researchers to mold and shape plasma, can already achieve this.
A Tokamak chamber, on the other hand, is considerably too large to be carried around like a lightsaber. This is due to the fact that it requires a large, donut-shaped vacuum chamber capable of pumping out enough heat and pressure to accomplish this goal.
Also see: Disney Teases Retractable Star Wars LightsaberRealistic Star Wars LightsaberLaminar Flow Lightsaber YouTuber James “The Hacksmith” Hobson took a different approach to his team’s lightsaber construction by emphasizing one of its most known features: the ability to retract and expand.
Hobson’s team exploited the scientific idea of laminar flow to accomplish this. This phenomenon occurs when a fluid gas or liquid travels so smoothly that the entire flow appears to be frozen in mid-air.
Here’s an example of a laminar work flow:
Clearly, The Hacksmith did not employ the use of water. Instead, they used an LPG tank, wrapped it in a lightsaber hilt, and carefully controlled the gas output to create a retractable “blade.” The “blade” can even change color with the addition of certain substances. Here’s a video of the construction: Solid/Hard Light This one does sound like it belongs in a science fiction novel. Isn’t it true that light can’t be solid? Yes, it is possible. At least, that’s what a group of Princeton University engineers believes. According to IFLScience, the engineers were able to bind individual photons together to create a “solid” form of light. News from Brinkwire in a nutshell.