The Option of Fusion Energy by Lasers
Professor Heinrich Hora
School of Physics, University of New South Wales
11:00 am Tuesday, 11 March 2008, AS404
(Applied Sience - AS Building), Hawthorn.
For solving the energy problem in the future, nuclear fusion energy may be one of the options after research has led to matured concepts. Using lasers is well advanced but a recently discovered mechanism of plasma block generation providing highly directed ions with nearly teraampere per square centimetre current densities may offer an advanced modification for the fast igniters. This is based on now available laser pulses of more than petawatt power and picosecond duration.
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