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The Weekly Fusion: A Look at Current Advancements in Fusion Energy

The Weekly Fusion: A Look at Current Advancements in Fusion Energy

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ASP’s weekly look at what’s new, and what everyone is talking about on fusion energy

Weekly Fusion News


Japan fires the most powerful laser in the world

James Sullivan / Science / 07.29.15

With the help of the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiment (LFEX), researchers from Osaka University have designed a two-petawatt laser beam, which is believed to be the world’s most powerful laser beam. The LFEX is about 100 meters long, which includes an observation apparatus, which was completed at the end of last year. It is from this research that will aid the research and development of fusion energy.


China forges ahead with nuclear fusion reactor construction

Duncan Geere / / 07.27.15

China is currently investing in fusion energy by building their own reactors that may be finished by 2030. This development has caused some controversy within the international community and the ITER project. The ITER project which is currently under construction in France is tracked to open at around 2019, which has been slipped because of the tripling of the original budget estimates.

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