Chasing Fusion

By John Lippert - 2013-05-03T11:09:30Z

Photograph by Jake Stangel/Bloomberg Markets

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3. Diagnostic Equipment

The outside of the NIF target chamber bristles with dozens of kinds of diagnostic equipment for monitoring experiments that last just a fraction of a second. The tube at the left inserts some diagnostic equipment directly into the chamber. The two clusters of equipment to the right measure and recover various X-ray emissions.