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A historic day for clean fusion energy

Metal Tech News - December 14, 2022

 

Last updated 1/3/2023 at 3:38pm

An artistic rendering of a fusion target being bombarded with lasers.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

An artistic rendition of fusion ignition – to create fusion, the National Ignition Facility's laser energy is converted into X-rays inside a hohlraum, which then compresses a fuel capsule until it implodes, creating high-temperature, high-pressure plasma.

National Ignition Facility achieves landmark fusion energy breakeven.

For the first time in history, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility have achieved one of the most significant milestones in energy research by attaining scientific energy breakeven through nuclear fusion.

What this means is that for the first time ever, the output ene...



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