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The National Ignition Facility (NIF)

The Future Of Energy

Manny Matthews

on 25 March 2011

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Transcript of The National Ignition Facility (NIF)

Click anywhere & add an idea What is NIF? NIF is the latest in nuclear fusion technology NIF uses 192 lasers to create nuclear fusion conditions How does it work? the lasers are pointed at target that is only millimeters in size NIF fusion technology uses glass to enhance laser strength from a fraction of a joule to four million joules in under a tenth of second Cost to Finish NIF complex (inclduing building, lasers, glass to make lasers and glass to strengthen lasers $3.54 billion Uses of NIF can be used to power our city with renewable energy tests can create information about nuclear weapons for national security understanding how planets and most importantly stars were created nuclear fusion in a nutshell
Advantages creates more jobs creates 10 to 100 times more energy than required to create the energy Disadvantages energy lasts for 5 billionths of a second safer than fission reactors no chance for meltdowns process is completed in minutes greenhouse gas free no nuclear waste The National Ignition Facility: Energy for the Future
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