Laser Compression of Matter to Super-High Densities: Thermonuclear (CTR) Applications

@article{Nuckolls1972LaserCO,
  title={Laser Compression of Matter to Super-High Densities: Thermonuclear (CTR) Applications},
  author={J. Nuckolls and L. Wood and A. Thiessen and G. Zimmerman},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1972},
  volume={239},
  pages={139-142}
}
Hydrogen may be compressed to more than 10,000 times liquid density by an implosion system energized by a high energy laser. This scheme makes possible efficient thermonuclear burn of small pellets of heavy hydrogen isotopes, and makes feasible fusion power reactors using practical lasers. 

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