Fusion Facility Generates Twice the Power Put Into It
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Scientists at the National Ignition Facility have achieved a net energy gain with their fusion reactor, getting more energy out than they put in, according to results that have been peer-reviewed and confirmed. In subsequent experiments, the team claimed to have released almost twice the amount of energy the system consumed. However, the road to a commercial fusion reactor is still long, and the team acknowledges there is room for improvement.
And it gets even better. The scientists claim in a separate paper to have gotten even better results in subsequent experiments, as New Scientist reports, releasing close to twice the amount of energy the system consumed.
Unlike nuclear fission, nuclear fusion involves smashing together particles under extreme conditions. The National Ignition Facility's reactor at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab takes a different approach, bombarding small packets of hydrogen isotope fuel using the world's largest and highest-energy laser system. Despite the achievement, the energy output from the trial was minuscule, producing around 2.5 megajoules, but the system could eventually be scaled up.
For one, the amount of energy the team got out from the December 2022 trial was minuscule. At the time, the reaction produced around 2.5 megajoules of energy, or about enough electricity to boil a kettle.
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