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Laser and Metal

  1. Nov 26, 2015 #1
    When blaster or laser is used to make a hole in a piece of metal is any of the matter of the metal completely eliminated from the universe?
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2015 #2

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  4. Nov 26, 2015 #3
    No.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2015 #4
    Great. Explanation?
     
  6. Nov 26, 2015 #5

    Nugatory

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    Where does the water in a pan go when you boil it dry? That's what happens to the metal - the difference is that just that some metal vapors burn but water vapor doesn't.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2015 #6
    What to explain? Do you know any process that will make something to "dissapear from this universe"? Whatever that means.
     
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