National Ignition Facility
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+ By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The goal of NIF is to achieve fusion by compressing and heating a pea-sized capsule containing a mixture of deuterium and tritium. This process will cause the fusion fuel to ignite and burn, producing more energy than the initial laser energy. Achieving nuclear fusion in the laboratory is at the heart of the directorate's three complementary missions: ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the nuclear weapons stockpile without underground testing; blazing the path to a safe, virtually unlimited, carbon-free energy future; and achieving breakthroughs in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, materials science, and plasma physics.
NIF is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Security Administration (NNSA) and is run by the NIF & Photon Science Principal Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California.
The National Ignition Facility app informs and educates users with dynamically updated news, images and videos. Join in the exploration of NIF’s ‘bright’ future.
- NIF information and missions
- NIF photos with landscape mode and slideshow
- NIF videos
- Video and photo bookmarks
- Offline mode for photos and news
- NIF news, project status and press releases
- Easy sharing
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* The application has been updated to work with newer versions of Android.
* News tab crashed bug fixed