Fusion Ignition Milestone Published in Physical Review Letters

LLNL Achieves Fusion Ignition Milestone Published in Physical Review Letters: Unveiling the Groundbreaking Experiment on Fusion Ignition, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) showcases its monumental achievement in igniting fusion within a laboratory setting for the first time. Detailed in the cover article of the February 5 issue of Physical Review Letters (PRL), LLNL’s historic December 5, 2022 experiment reveals the culmination of over a decade’s worth of research and development at LLNL’s National Ignition Facility (NIF). Led by more than 1,370 researchers from 44 international institutions, this groundbreaking feat underscores the significant strides made in controlled fusion energy, with implications ranging from national security to clean energy solutions. Through meticulous experimental design, innovative technology advancements, and collaborative efforts, LLNL has paved the way for a promising future in fusion energy exploration.

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