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NIF Notes_Hohlraum Spring-2015

Tiny target chambers may become rugby footballs. Will these save ICF/IFE? During the early spring (2015), the National Ignition Facilty (NIF) at LLNL released/published several modifications to the target design that are worth mentioning. One is the realization that the … Continue reading

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NIF Notes_shells Spring-2015

NIF reports tests with capsule designs that illuminate the path toward great results During the early spring (2015), the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at LLNL released/published several modifications to the targets worth discussing. One is the realization that the gossamer … Continue reading

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NIF shifts toward success – 1

Tweaks at NIF generate good results – to come: spectacular shots  NIF (National Ignition Facility) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California published results during the dark of winter that are exciting, show astounding differences from all their previous announcements.  … Continue reading

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Biggest laser fails at fusion

NIF failed in its promise for ignition when driven by fully operational laser.  Should this be a surprise? The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory delivered its entire laser beam energy to its target and the fuel … Continue reading

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Has NIF been retasked?

Have U.S. laser fusion goals been delayed by the atomic weapons establishment? In the news this week  NIF (National Ignition Facility) at  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has had its fusion energy test plans slowed an unknown number of months, … Continue reading

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