Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
  • comments
  • views

The Dark Truth on Lightsabers.



If you like me, you want your own personal Lightsaber. They come in handy for so many things, self-defense, chopping food, and cutting through metal, not to mention the portability. Let’s dive in and see if we can really make these available to the home consumer.

Now and important thing to remember is that no two lightsaber are exactly alike, they are custom made for by Jedi and Sith. But all share a common characteristic. They have some sort of main power crystal along with along with stabilizing crystals and a stabling emitter system. The power normally come from a diatium power crystal. Once that is all in place the emitter system stabilizes the plasma and saber appears .


Unfortunately, for those of you who think they can make their own and save a few bucks, there is a catch. If you are basing this on the assumption they use plasma, it would become so hot, up to around 5200 Kelvin (8900F). You would also need so sort of way power the light saber. Something in the order of MEGA-watts. Something much larger than the handle. And possibly the final nail in its coffin is the inability to control plasma, you would need magnet around it to make sure the plasma didn't change shape. And if you to base this on lightsaber being laser, you run into the problem that lasers don't stop, there would have to be something on the end to cap it. Even worse, lightsabers would just pass through one another.

But don't worry, I am not saying that lightsaber couldn't be made; we just don't have the technology yet. But don't worry, there is a hope yet. Plasma is made by bringing gases up to high energy levels. The more energy you put in, the better quality plasma due to the fact that more atoms will be stripped of electrons. You could make plasma by producing a high enough voltage difference. So keep your dreams up, one day you may have your lightsaber, still then, keep dreaming.

Dr.Michio Kaku show on lightsabers, 1st of 3 parts.


Recommended Comments

physics doesn't like the lightsabers apparently but plasma can be made so we're almost there

Share this comment

Link to comment
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Terms of Use

The pages of APlusPhysics.com, Physics in Action podcasts, and other online media at this site are made available as a service to physics students, instructors, and others. Their use is encouraged and is free of charge. Teachers who wish to use materials either in a classroom demonstration format or as part of an interactive activity/lesson are granted permission (and encouraged) to do so. Linking to information on this site is allowed and encouraged, but content from APlusPhysics may not be made available elsewhere on the Internet without the author's written permission.

Copyright Notice

APlusPhysics.com, Silly Beagle Productions and Physics In Action materials are copyright protected and the author restricts their use to online usage through a live internet connection. Any downloading of files to other storage devices (hard drives, web servers, school servers, CDs, etc.) with the exception of Physics In Action podcast episodes is prohibited. The use of images, text and animations in other projects (including non-profit endeavors) is also prohibited. Requests for permission to use such material on other projects may be submitted in writing to info@aplusphysics.com. Licensing of the content of APlusPhysics.com for other uses may be considered in the future.

  • Create New...