The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) may have reached releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel.  The process has long been considered the “holy grail” of inertial confinement fusion science. There is reason to believe a key step along […]

Nuclear fusion might be achieved in a preheated cylindrical container immersed in strong magnetic fields.  A series of computer simulations performed at Sandia National Laboratories show the release of output energy that was, remarkably, many times greater than the energy fed into the simulation. Sandia researcher Steve Slutz, lead author of the paper published at […]