A3_5 Possibility of Creating a Star Wars Lightsaber

Emile Durant, Paul Michael Cullis, Liam Gerard Davenport


This papers examines whether or not a lightsaber weapon can possibly be produced and used in the same manner as in the Star Wars film series. It will examine whether the title lightsaber is indeed misleading in terms of describing a mechanism by which such a weapon could possibly be made. The paper considers elements of plasma physics to reach a conclusion, and it turns out that the lightsaber cannot be made (at least with today's technology) akin to that shown in the well-known Star Wars movies.

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