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Fundamental Research in High Energy Density Science


High energy density (HED) science has critical applications for society from fusion energy to sustaining the US nuclear deterrent, while also contributing to broader scientific questions such as understanding planets and their origins.

The next decade of HED science will be instrumental to growing our understanding and in the development of new technologies and processes. Fundamental Research in High Energy Density Science identifies key challenges and science questions for the field for the coming decade and proposes ways to address them.



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Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Fundamental Research in High Energy Density Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

130 pages | 7 x 10 | 

  • Prepublication:  978-0-309-70094-8
  • Paperback (forthcoming):  978-0-309-69414-8



Public Briefing Video

Recording of the public briefing webinar where members of the committee discuss the key findings and recommendations from the report.

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