Sandia’s scientists report that working with two magnetic fields and a laser, all at low points of their power outputs, the Z machine has released neutrons in an amount surprisingly close to ‘break-even’ fusion. The new result comes from using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. The experimental work is […]

Sandia is testing a concept called MagLIF (Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion) that will use magnetic fields and laser pre-heating in the quest for net energy fusion. The idea uses magnetically imploded tubes called liners, intended to help produce controlled nuclear fusion at scientific “break-even” energies or better. The tubes and the system powering them have […]