Inertial confinement fusion ignition achieved at the National Ignition Facility – an editorial

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C.N. Danson and L. A. Gizzi

High Power Laser Science and Engineering 11, e40, 2023


On behalf of all at High Power Laser Science and Engineering we would like to congratulate the team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on demonstrating fusion ignition at the National Ignition Facility. This major scientific achievement was realized on the 5 December 2022 at the LLNL and announced at a press briefing on the 13 December 2022 by the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. This was a historic milestone and the culmination of decades of effort.

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