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Old 09-06-2017, 06:07 PM   #7
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Default Re: [Ultra-Tech] [Spaceships] Weapons that are hard or impossible to miniaturize

Originally Posted by Michael Thayne View Post
Reading up on FELs, it looks like wavelength is inversely proportional to particle energy. Therefore would 10x wavelength require 10x the length? That would make FEL grasers limited to truly massive installations, even moreso than x-ray lasers, right?
Presumably there's tech improvements if they're making them as weapons at all, but yes, you'd expect a FEL at gamma wavelengths to be larger than an X-ray installation.
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