Chasing Fusion

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

Photograph by Jake Stangel/Bloomberg Markets

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4. Potent Potential

The chutes pointing down toward the NIF target chamber house pathways through which laser light converges on the fuel. The NIF laser system is capable of generating 1,000 times more energy than the entire U.S. power grid handles at any instant in time.

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