The failure of the US National Ignition Facility’s six-year campaign to demonstrate fusion in the lab has the government deciding on a more methodical path for harnessing the most powerful laser ever built. The government’s new plan [PDF] was revealed to Nature, and it calls for a slower, more deliberate approach to achieve ignition, the […]
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December 14, 2012
November 7, 2012
The world’s most powerful laser ignition facility is set to emphasize its nuclear weapons research after unsuccessfully campaigning to demonstrate the principles of a fusion power plant. At the US National Ignition Facility (NIF), scientists and engineers have been working on how to focus the 192 laser beams on a gold lined “hohlraum” capsule, just […]
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