American scientists received a record energy yield during the experiment

In the study, scientists led by physicist Debbie Callahan directed, amplified, reflected and focused 192

high-power laser beams at an eraser-sized target topencil in a few billionths of a second at high temperature and strong pressure. Extreme conditions caused hydrogen atoms to fuse and release energy in a controlled thermonuclear reaction.

The experiment is based on previous experiences,conducted over the past few years by the team of the National Complex for Laser Thermonuclear Reaction (NIF). They have improved diagnostics, laser accuracy, improved the manufacture of a target in a capsule shell that fills the tube and holraum, the golden cylinder in which the target capsule is located.

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The new results show an 8-fold improvement over experiments conducted in the spring of 2021 and a 25-fold increase over 2018.

These discoveries are important for further experiments infield of thermonuclear research, one of the goals is to create an environmentally friendly energy source that can economically compete with traditional fossil fuel sources and nuclear power plants.

Research can be used in energy, nano- and biotechnology, medicine, geology, physics related to the evolution of supernovae and other astrophysical objects.

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