The Age of Ignition

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On Dec. 5, 2022, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) launched “The Age of Ignition” with an experiment at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) that for the first time produced more energy from a fusion reaction than the energy needed to spark the reaction, a condition known as ignition. This series of articles, now available in an expanded edition that you can download below, made scientific history and what it means for science, national security, and the promise of clean, safe, and abundant energy.

The Age of Ignition: Anniversary Edition The Age of Ignition: Anniversary Edition