HiPER is the European Project for Laser Fusion that has been able to join 26 institutions and signed under
formal government agreement by 6 countries inside the ESFRI Program of the European Union (EU). The
project is already extended by EU for two years more (until 2013) after its first preparatory phase from 2008.
A large work has been developed in different areas to arrive to a design of repetitive operation of Laser
Fusion Reactor, and decisions are envisioned in the next phase of Technology Development or Risk
Reduction for Engineering or Power Plant facilities (or both). Chamber design has been very much completed
for Engineering phase and starting of preliminary options for Reactor Power Plant have been established and
An experimental study has been carried out on a noisy dissipative-driven ring lattice of units coupled via Morse potentials. An electronic circuit mimicking the lattice dynamics and noise sources is used. We show that inclusion of long range attractive forces facilitates clustering (at variance with the repulsive Toda ring) and van der Waals-like transition phenomena.