Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 336, Issue 1, pp 279–281

Applications of laser-created dense e+e pairs

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10509-011-0674-1

Cite this article as:
Liang, E.P. Astrophys Space Sci (2011) 336: 279. doi:10.1007/s10509-011-0674-1


We review the recent developments of laser pair creation in the laboratory and their potential applications to astrophysics and other frontiers. Many astrophysical phenomena involving e+e plasmas may be systematically investigated in the laboratory setting. We also discuss potential applications of dense positronium gas.


Electron positron pairs

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics and Astronomy DepartmentRice UniversityHoustonUSA