Tag: NIF

NIF

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Aug2015
Last week, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) fired its 300th laser target shot in fiscal year (FY) 2015, meeting the year’s goal more than six weeks early. In comparison, the facility completed 191 target shots in FY 2014. Located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the NIF is ... Read More
August 24, 2015Chris Minney
Target area operator Mike Morris inspects a Dante 1 filter wheel to ensure the delicate filters are intact before a shot. Credit: James Pryatel/LLNL  Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-national-ignition-facility-inferno.html#jCp

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Jun2015
The smooth blue sphere of the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) target chamber bristles with diagnostics—nuclear, optical and X-ray instruments that together provide some 300 channels for experimental data. These diagnostics provide vital information to help NIF scientists understand how well an experiment performed.... Read More
June 30, 2015Chris Minney
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Dec2014
Physics World (, an international monthly magazine published by the Institute of Physics, has named the National Ignition Facility’s (NIF) achievement of fuel gain one of its top ... Read More
December 18, 2014Chris Minney
Hohlraum_LLNL

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Oct2013

A Step Towards Nuclear Fusion

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It was reported yesterday by BBC News that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has, for the first time, created a fusion reaction where the amount of energy released is greater than the amount of energy absorbed. While there is still a long ways ... Read More
October 8, 2013Luxel Corporation

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