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Fusion Science and Technology
OMEGA laser reveals findings on radiation-plasma interactions
A study recently published in Nature Communications brings a new perspective on how radiation travels through dense plasmas, potentially leading to a better understanding of the evolution of stars and the development of controlled nuclear fusion reactions. researchers led by investigators at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) achieved their findings by conducting experiments with LLE’s OMEGA laser system. This extensive system, which is 19 meters tall and 70 meters long, consists of 60 laser beams that can focus as much as 30,000 joules of energy onto a target for the study of nuclear and fluid dynamic events.
Ian Gauld, Stephen Croft, Marco Pigni, Andrew Nicholson, Mark Williams (ORNL), Vladimir Mozin, Caleb Mattoon, Ramona Vogt (LLNL), Martyn Swinhoe (LANL)
Transactions | Volume 117 | Number 1 | October 2017 | Pages 1017-1021
Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy