National Ignition Facility faces an uncertain future
its budget declines, Lawrence Livermore’s $3.5 billion laser fusion
facility is refocusing on experiments in support of nuclear weapons
Citation: Phys. Today 66(6), 20 (2013); doi: 10.1063/PT.3.2006
View online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2006
View Table of Contents: http://www.physicstoday.org/resource/1/PHTOAD/v66/i6
Published by the American Institute of Physics.
need to have a subscription to the journal to access this. But you can
read about some of the "planetary science" experiments that are under
threat of getting the axe.
A brief snipet:
addition to its ignition eﬀorts, NIF contributes to the scientiﬁc
underpinnings, largely through equation-of-state experiments, of nuclear
Be prepared to see topics about SNM EoS shots on
NIF brought up again. You have to ask yourself how you support these
experiments when you can't even do "simple" materials and fluids.
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