Volume 92 Issue 7 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 17, 2014

Fusion Fuel Finally Yields Excess Energy

Result is a milestone toward the goal of developing a fusion reactor as a viable energy technology
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: fusion, energy, National Ignition Facility

The two main purposes of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are to explore fusion energy and enable experiments to ensure the safety and viability of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal. Completed in 2009, the $3.5 billion facility missed a 2012 deadline to ignite a self-sustaining fusion reaction that would yield more energy than was put in to start it. NIF researchers . . .

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