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Historic success in fusion energy! Net energy gain achieved… US Energy Secretary Granholm: Milestone

In the experiment conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, USA, it was announced that net energy gain was achieved for the first time by producing more energy than the energy used to initiate the fusion reaction. US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm described the fusion experiment as “a landmark achievement” and said that the US is working to help solve humanity’s most complex and urgent problems, such as providing clean energy to combat climate change and maintaining nuclear deterrence without a nuclear test. .

US scientists have achieved a historic success in fusion energy. It was announced that for the first time, net energy gain was achieved by producing more energy than the energy used to start the fusion reaction in the experiment conducted on December 5 at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, USA.

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It was stated that an energy output of 3.15 megajoules was provided from 2.05 megajoules of energy given by lasers to initiate the fusion reaction, which occurs when two or more atoms fuse together and form a heavier atom. Drawing attention to the fact that more than 50 percent of energy was produced with the said experiment, it was stated that for the first time an experiment resulted in a meaningful energy gain. The National Ignition Facility, which is the size of a stadium, has 192 lasers.

 

Historic success in fusion energy Net energy gain achieved... US Energy Secretary Granholm: Milestone

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm described the fusion experiment in question as “a landmark achievement”. Granholm stated that scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other national laboratories are working to help the United States solve humanity’s most complex and urgent problems, such as providing clean energy to combat climate change, maintaining nuclear deterrence without nuclear testing.

“Ignition allows us, for the first time, to replicate certain conditions found only in stars and the sun. This milestone brings us one step closer to the possibility of zero-carbon abundant fusion energy powering our society. “If we can advance fusion energy, we can use it to generate clean electricity, transportation fuels, power, heavy industry and much more.”

 

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Historic success in fusion energy Net energy gain achieved... US Energy Secretary Granholm: Milestone

“ONE OF THE BIGGEST SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGES HUMANITY EVER OVERCOME”

Dr. Kim Budil, Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, congratulated his colleagues, describing the fusion ignition of scientists in the laboratory as “one of the most important scientific challenges humanity has ever overcome”. Budil said, “To achieve this is the victory of science, engineering and, above all, humanity,” and emphasized that the scientific threshold in question has been passed in 60 years. Budil Also Announced The Establishment Of US national laboratories to tackle such problems .

 

Fusion , known as the power generation method of the sun and stars , is in the clean Energy category because it does not produce carbon dioxide emissions and does not produce nuclear waste .

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