Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society
Caption: Chemists are preparing to play an important but often unheralded role in determining the success of one of the largest and most important scientific experiments in history -- next year's initial attempts at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to produce the world's first controlled nuclear fusion reaction.
Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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