Watch How Lasers Could Someday Reveal Structural Damage in Airplanes

Imagine being able to check the structural integrity of an airplane, ship or bridge, without having to dismantle it or remove any material for testing, which could further compromise the structure. That’s the promise of a new laser-based technique that chemists are developing to reveal hidden damage in metals.

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Watch Alex Farnsworth and Scott Smith of Brigham Young University present their research at the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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