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Global Security Newswire

Fusion 'Ignition' Researchers Report Major Progress

October 9, 2013

A nuclear-fusion fuel target emitted more power than it received from a massive laser array during a recent experiment in California, bringing the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory close to its goal of obtaining more energy from a reaction than its giant lasers produce, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

The laboratory's multibillion-dollar National Ignition Facility previously faced significant scrutiny from congressional appropriators after it failed to meet a fiscal 2012 deadline for achieving fusion "ignition."

Unanticipated technical hindrances in the energy effort prompted NIF operators to increasingly shift the site's attention toward nuclear-arms science. However, last month's scientific achievement could boost the ignition goal as priority for the site, according to the BBC.

 

Personnel cuts from the U.S. government shutdown prevented participating scientists from announcing their own achievement, CBS News reported.

This article was published in Global Security Newswire, which is produced independently by National Journal Group under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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