Exclusive: Laser-fusion facility heads back to the drawing board

Exclusive: Laser-fusion facility heads back to the drawing board

Inside the target chamber at the US National Ignition Facility, scientists focus 192 laser beams on a gold capsule containing deuterium and tritium, in an attempt to achieve nuclear fusion.Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/Science Photo Library Nearly one year ago, scientists at the world’s largest laser-fusion facility announced a landmark achievement: it had shattered all …

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