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Sandia Steps Into the Fusion Race

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Science  03 Apr 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5360, pp. 28
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5360.28b

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Officials at New Mexico's Sandia National Laboratories have made a bid for a once-obscure program to become a serious contender in the race for fusion energy. Sandia officials say the facility they are proposing could generate at least 10 times more fusion energy at about one-third the cost of the $1.2 billion National Ignition Facility being built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, although they insist the two machines should not be seen as competitors.