A Massachusetts Institute of Technology class project developed a new design suggesting a solution to a longstanding problem how to get rid of excess heat generated in next-generation fusion power plants.   A class exercise at MIT, aided by industry researchers, offers a new solution made possible by an innovative approach to compact fusion reactors, […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab scientists have developed a new method for reducing instabilities in fusion plasmas without triggering a fresh problem. The tokamak is the longest lived effort in fusion research to create a virtually inexhaustible supply of power to generate electricity in what may be called a “star in a jar.” Here’s the tokamak […]

The Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has published an article describing a simulation of the mechanism that eliminates sawtooth instabilities in fusion plasmas. Sawtooth swings, the up-and-down ripples found in everything from stock prices on Wall Street to ocean waves, occur periodically in the temperature and density of the plasma that fuels fusion […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has proven Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion facility has set a world record for stellarators. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) finely tuned instrument strongly suggests that the record made by the design of the stellarator can be developed to capture on Earth the fusion that drives the sun and stars, creating […]

Working quietly Lockheed Martin has obtained a patent associated with its design for a potentially revolutionary compact fusion reactor (CFR). The patent, about part of the confinement system, or embodiment, is dated Feb. 15, 2018. In the process from the famed defense contractor it had filed a provisional claim on April 3, 2013 and a […]

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