News FocusPhysics

What's Next for ICF?

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  17 Apr 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5925, pp. 328-329
DOI: 10.1126/science.324.5925.328

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Summary

If the National Ignition Facility reaches its goal of ignition, it will be a triumph of plasma science. But physicists will still be far from showing that inertial confinement fusion is a viable energy source for the future.