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Term: inertial confinement
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Definition: in the field of nuclear fusion, a method of containing the fusible material within a limited volume

Note 1 to entry: This is achieved by an implosion in which the kinetic energy communicated to the centripetal fusible material is transformed into internal energy to obtain the conditions for ignition.

Note 2 to entry: A series of many converging laser beams can achieve this confinement.


Publication date:2014-03
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