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Thursday, March 29, 2012

worlds Largest and most energetic laser system.

National Ignition Facility

The Largest and most energetic laser system in the world.

NIF uses powerful lasers to heat and compress a small amount of hydrogen fuel
to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place.

Power required to run NIF - 500 TW (terawatt).
NIF design uses 192 individual beamlets
NIF located in Livermore, California, USA. 

Construction began in 1997-
Completed on 31 March 2009 

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