Fusion reactions initiated by laser-accelerated particle beams in a laser-produced plasma.


The advent of high-intensity-pulsed laser technology enables the generation of extreme states of matter under conditions that are far from thermal equilibrium. This in turn could enable different approaches to generating energy from nuclear fusion. Relaxing the equilibrium requirement could widen the range of isotopes used in fusion fuels permitting cleaner… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3506


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