RIA News referring to RFNC-VNIIEF reports that the UVL-2М installation is intended for conducting fundamental research in the field of high-energy density physics. The energy of the Russian laser machine in 2 is more than twice the French and American counterparts (4,6 MJ versus 1,8-2 MJ output energy for US and French facilities).
The dimensions of the installation are more than impressive: its height is approximately equal to 30 m, the area is almost two football fields.
In fact, the new laser installation has a dual purpose. In addition to the use of UFL-2М in the field of civil energy, the installation has certain possibilities for creating special types weapons (including thermonuclear). The power of the installation allows you to carry out the most ambitious experiments, and a few degrees of safety minimize the risk during development.
Companies from the countries of South-East Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa participate in the VIII international forum “Atomexpo” held in Russia. The main purpose of the event is to strengthen cooperation in the development of nuclear energy.