The National Ignition Facility and the Golden Age of High Energy Density Science

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192-beam Nd:glass laser facility being constructed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to conduct research in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high energy density (HED) science. When completed, NIF will produce 1.8 MJ, 500 TW of ultraviolet light, making it the world's largest and highest-energy laser system. The NIF is poised to become the world's preeminent facility for conducting ICF and fusion energy research and for studying matter at extreme densities and temperatures.

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Moses, E August 14, 2007.

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192-beam Nd:glass laser facility being constructed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to conduct research in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high energy density (HED) science. When completed, NIF will produce 1.8 MJ, 500 TW of ultraviolet light, making it the world's largest and highest-energy laser system. The NIF is poised to become the world's preeminent facility for conducting ICF and fusion energy research and for studying matter at extreme densities and temperatures.

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  • Journal Name: Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 269, N/A, February 1, 2008, N/A; Journal Volume: 269

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JRNL-233723
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 921755
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Moses, E. The National Ignition Facility and the Golden Age of High Energy Density Science, article, August 14, 2007; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc897257/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.