laser fusion

laser fusion

[′lā·zər ′fyü·zhən]
(nucleonics)
The use of an intense beam of laser light to heat a small pellet of deuterium and tritium to a temperature of about 100,000,000°C, as required for initiating a fusion reaction. Also known as laser-induced fusion.
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11: public supply contract whose purpose is the delivery and installation of two additive fabrication machines for laser fusion of metal powders.
The cell could utilize a novel packaging approach in which a flex circuit is directly bonded to multiple, small contact pads by high-speed laser fusion.
The prospects for laser fusion were being studied on a classified basis at AEC weapons laboratories at the time.
For example the system for Jewelry printing will be completely different from the Laser Fusion system capable of manufacturing medical contact pads or missile war heads.
Detailed May 18 in Nature Photonics, the design relies on a hohlraum, a small metal cylinder that holds hydrogen fuel in laser fusion experiments (SN: 4/20/13, p.
Concept Laser is showcasing a generative metal laser fusion solution at this industry gathering with its LaserCUSING[sup.
Technology developed for astronomy is already being applied across many sectors, including extending the life of artificial knee joints, diagnosing eye diseases, improving the performance of industrial lasers and laser fusion research.
The Lawrence Livermore National Lab near San Francisco has built a laser fusion device called the National Ignition Facility, capable of delivering 500 terawatts to a BB-sized target, liberating clean energy.
The project also opens the door for developing laser fusion facilities, a technology with real potential to help solve the world's energy crisis.
In the meantime, contributors of these 61 papers and other materials describe international cooperation and overall progress in fusion research, results of plasma-focus experiments and dense plasma focus, numerical simulations and burning plasma concepts, antimatter-initiated microfission/fusion, studies of fast particles using pellet charge exchange diagnostics, plans for the National Ignition Facility, physics results and prospects of the National Spherical Torus Experiment, fusion at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Z-pinch experiments, laser fusion in China, and fast ignition.
Other projects the company hopes to become involved with include the EU's HiPER very high energy laser fusion reactor which will require very precise mirrors to focus high powered laser beams onto fuel pellets in an experimental reactor.
England, took second place with a laser fusion coating system for applying nonstick, low-friction surfaces of Teflon on large metal objects.