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Nuclear-fusion lab achieves ‘ignition’: what does it mean?

NIF Target Area operators in PPE on a lift, inspect a final optics assembly (FOA) during a routine maintenance period.

The US National Ignition Facility has reported that it has achieved the phenomenon of ignition. Credit: Jason Laurea/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Nature 612, 597-598 (2022)


Additional reporting by Nisha Gaind


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