By using a giant laser, scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they've made a major breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion. The multi-billion-dollar taxpayer-funded laser was built with the goal of creating nuclear ignition, a potential source of clean energy in the future. We discuss the breakthrough with the lab's scientists.
Bay Area Scientists Make Breakthrough on Nuclear Fusion
Paul Springer, physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and co-author of the recent fusion results
Denise Hinkel, physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and co-author of the recent fusion results
Amy Standen, reporter for KQED Science