Nuclear fusion: a historic breakthrough
06 Feb. 2023 - 06 Jun. 2023
In December 2022, scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) announced a 'historic breakthrough' in nuclear fusion. They succeeded, for the first time, in releasing more energy from fusion reactions than was needed to cause them.
Caterina Riconda, professor of physics at Sorbonne University's Laboratory for the Use of Intense Lasers, and Pierre Morel, lecturer at the Plasma Physics Laboratory, discuss these unprecedented results.