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NIF beams
This schematic of the laser setup at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) shows how the 192-beam arrangement is designed to heat up a gold can, initiating a fusion reaction in the sphere of deuterium and tritium held inside. The laser-based technology may one day provide a significant amount of clean energy. Credit: NIF/LLNL.
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