posted on May, 9 2018 @ 10:27 AM
Yes, they had a major breakthrough a few months ago I read it around eastern I think.
The main achievement is that they have found a material to use at room temperature. Maser development has been curbed by this for a long time.
It´s pretty cool how they have done it:
They use a infused diamond that has missing nitrogen and carbon "bonds", because of that the diamond looks black and electrons can be keept at higher
energy states for longer. This means you don´t need to push them about 50x less than the organic material they used before. That means less heat and
the diamond absorbs it better. The diamond is cubic.
A saphire ring is placed around the diamond cube so it acts as a reflector/resonator.
Around that saphire resonater you put a cylindric copper encasing on 0° angle with the saphire resonator.
You engulf that copper cube into a magnetic field to group the different electron states together.
Step 5) Shoot a green laser at the impurities in the diamond (I don´t have the exact spectrum on hand).
This way you pump the electron you sorted into groups before to higher energy states until they emit mircowave radiation. If you vary the magnetic
fields strength you can tune the output frequency of those microwaves.
This is pretty amazing and it can used for all sorts of stuff. You can use it to gain signals for long-range communication, too. Destructive stuff
It´s German text but the video is in english
edit on 9-5-2018 by verschickter because: (no reason given)