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Finding fusion’s place
Fusion energy is attracting significant interest from governments and private capital markets. The deployment of fusion energy on a timeline that will affect climate change and offer another tool for energy security will require support from stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers around the world. Without broad support, fusion may fail to reach its potential as a “game-changing” technology to make a meaningful difference in addressing the twin challenges of climate change and geopolitical energy security.
The process of developing the necessary policy and regulatory support is already underway around the world. Leaders in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, and elsewhere are engaging with the key issues and will lead the way in setting the foundation for a global fusion industry.
J. W. Yang, T. S. Li, T. Yi, C. K. Wang, M. Yang, W. M. Yang, S. Y. Liu, S. E. Jiang, Y. K. Ding
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 1 | July 2017 | Pages 41-48
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2016.1273690
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Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) generated from lasers interacting with solid targets at the ShenGuang II laser facility were measured and analyzed in this work. The EMP radiations were related to the target geometries, where the strongest EMP signal with a magnitude of 103 V and duration of several dozens of nanoseconds resulted from the monopole flat coil and Au foil targets. The EMPs detected inside the laser facility were seriously affected by the chamber wall, which could reflect EMPs and prolong the signals with several typical pulsed peaks. This study was expected not only to provide basic information to interpret physical processes caused by laser irradiating targets but also to offer a path for electromagnetic interference shielding designs and protect the diagnostics from damage in inertial confinement fusion.