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RE: [cdn-nucl-l] MEGA JOLTS
The record by the French Megajoule beamline in April was quickly beaten by a
NIF beamline in May...
On Friday, May 30, 2003, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project
produced 10.4 kiloJoules (kJ) of ultraviolet laser light in a single laser
beamline, setting a world record for laser performance. The NIF has now
demonstrated laser beam performance that meets its primary criteria for beam
energy, beam output, uniformity, beam-to-beam timing, and delivery of shaped
pulses required for ignition.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.McMaster.CA] On Behalf Of Jaro
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 7:07 PM
To: multiple cdn
Subject: [cdn-nucl-l] MEGA JOLTS
Hmmm.... somehow I doubt that France's Megajoule project will get the rave,
"energy of the sun here on earth" reviews as ITER, even though they both use
exactly the same (non-solar) nuclear fusion fuel....
Sagem Receives $252-million Follow-on Contract for Laser Megajoule Project
Aviation Week & Space Technology
02/02/2004, page 13
Edited by Patricia J. Parmalee
France has awarded Sagem a follow-on 200-million-euro ($252-million)
contract for the amplifier portion of the Laser Megajoule project, a key
component in the country's nuclear simulation capability. An eight-beam
prototype unit produced the highest ultraviolet energy jolt ever delivered
(9.5 kJ.) in April 2003. The full-scale facility, equipped with 240 energy
beams, is scheduled to enter operation in 2010.