FAIR congratulates the NIF team for reaching an outstanding milestone on the path to inertial fusion energy


The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) congratulates our colleagues at the National Ignition Facility for the breakthrough in Inertial Confinement Fusion research.

FAIR's high energy density physics collaboration (HED@FAIR) spokesperson, Dr. Kurt Schoenberg of Los Alamos National Laboratory, notes, "demonstrating fusion ignition is a significant milestone in the search for alternative clean and carbon-free energies and enables the international public and private fusion research communities to begin optimizing inertial fusion energy as a viable economic concept, knowing that we still have a long and challenging road ahead of us." FAIR conducts research relevant to inertial fusion within its HED@FAIR Collaboration. It looks forward to collaborating with the global IFE effort by increasing research on energy transport, laser-plasma instabilities, and fast ignition to help make IFE a reality. (LW)

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