Nuclear fusion: an American laboratory on the verge of achieving the main goal

  • Paul Rincon Bar
  • Science Editor, BBC News website

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Research is being conducted at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California

An American scientific institute is on the cusp of a long-term goal in nuclear fusion research.

The National Ignition Facility uses a powerful laser to heat and compress hydrogen, resulting in fusion.

One experiment suggests that the goal of ‘ignition’, where the energy released by fusion exceeds the energy provided by the laser, is now within reach.

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