Latest Inertial confinement fusion Stories

2014-10-01 23:01:55

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear engineer Susana Reyes was named 2014-15 chair of the American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division.

Z machine
2014-09-24 03:00:01

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year.

2014-06-24 23:04:53

In a newly-published paper, Lawrence Livermore scientists have defined, for the first time, a set of theoretical boundaries for the absorption of petawatt laser light. Livermore,

2014-06-10 23:03:03

Jeff Wisoff has been named the principal associate director for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Photon Science Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Livermore,

Series Of Experiments Show Initial Gain In Fusion Fuel
2014-02-12 14:37:51

Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science.

Control Of Widely Recognized Distortion May Allow Greater Output At Sandia's Z Machine
2014-01-10 09:33:28

A surprising effect created by a 19th century device called a Helmholz coil offers clues about how to achieve controlled nuclear fusion at Sandia National Laboratories' powerful Z machine.

Getting Close To Igniting A Self-sustained Fusion Reaction
2013-09-25 09:08:02

The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of Plasmas.

Revolutionary Laser System Proposed To Produce The Next LHC
2013-03-28 15:55:14

An international team of physicists has proposed a revolutionary laser system, inspired by the telecommunications technology, to produce the next generation of particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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