inertial-confinement fusion

inertial-confinement fusion

[i¦nər·shəl kən′fīn·mənt ‚fyü·zhən]
(nucleonics)
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In a major policy change, the Department of Energy announced last December that it will gradually declassify information related to its inertial-confinement fusion program.
The discovery that has fired rocketeers' interest comes from Lawrence Livermore (Calif.) National Laboratory, where researchers have been trying to develop new targets for inertial-confinement fusion. In the course of that work, they found surges of heat within frozen hydrogen targets that they had hoped to use as fusion fuel sources.
Inertial-confinement fusion uses pellets of solid fuel that receive blasts of laser light or accelerated particles to induce fusions in them.