Crucial Scientific Breakthrough: US scientists announce successful ‘Nuclear Fusion ignition’ first time; boosts clean energy hope

New Delhi: The US Department of Energy today announced a major breakthrough in the process of achieving fusion ignition. This breakthrough has the potential to change the future of clean energy around the world. Scientists have been working for decades to solve this problem. Finally, on December 5, 2022, the Lawrence Livermore National Ignition Facility made history, demonstrating fusion ignition for the first time in a laboratory. It is worth noting that fusion ignition is one of the most important scientific tasks ever attempted by mankind.

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“Breaking news: This is an announcement that has been going on for decades. will forever change the future of clean power and America’s defense,” the U.S. Department of Energy tweeted on Dec. 13, 2022.

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The history of fusion ignition dates back to the 1960s, when pioneering Livermore Lab scientists, led by physicist John Knuckles, hypothesized that lasers could be used to achieve fusion ignition.

What is nuclear fusion?

Nuclear fusion occurs when two atomic nuclei combine to form one heavy nucleus. On December 5, 2022, in the laboratory, the fusion energy released during the process exceeded the ignition threshold, greater than the laser energy delivered to the target.

It will help create clean energy for mass use in the future and the next step in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, which are the main contributors to the greenhouse effect.