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Thursday, March 30, 2017

In Russia plan to launch a powerful laser installation in the world

At the end of 2017 in the town of Sarov in Nizhny Novgorod region will launch the first stage of the laser system under the name of UV-2M, which should be the most powerful on the planet. About this during the forum “ATOMEXPO-2016,” said the Director of the Russian research Institute of experimental physics (RFNC-VNIIEF Valentin Kostyukov.

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Kostyukov said that the laser unit will be 95% use Russian technologies. The unit is designed, in particular, for the application of laser fusion energy and other studies in the field of physics of high energy density. As some researchers expect, laser nuclear fusion can be used to develop energy of the future. However, the installation will have a dual purpose, and the second direction in which it can be used — the military.

According to Valentina Kostyukova, the construction of the facility is progressing on schedule.

Earlier it was reported that the UV-2M is an experimental thermonuclear reactor on the basis of which, in the case of favorable developments, it will be possible to build a power plant. The decision on its establishment was adopted in 2012 at the governmental level. By area, the installation is comparable to two football fields, and a ten-storey house. The planned capacity of the plant output, according to the project, shall be 4.6 million joules is more than two times higher than the same installations in the U.S. and in France.

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