Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research, or KSTAR, scientists have succeeded in sustaining a plasma gas at 100 million kelvin for up to 20 seconds without experiencing significant instabilities. This result is thought to be a significant step forward in the development of a sustainable nuclear fusion reaction. The KSTAR team’s research paper has been published […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researchers demonstrated an explanation of a paradox that could apply to all spherical tokamaks, thought to be cost-effective candidates to model a fusion pilot plant. The paradox startled scientists at the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) more than a dozen years ago. The more heat they […]

Tokyo Institute of Technology, YNU and QST researchers have an answer to the problems of corrosion in liquid metal fuel breeders within fusion reactors. A high-temperature compatibility of reactor structural materials with the liquid breeder – a lining around the reactor core that absorbs and traps the high energy neutrons produced in the plasma inside […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory path-setting findings demonstrate for the first time using boron for confining heat in fusion stellarators. The demonstration could advance the twisty design as a blueprint for future fusion power plants. The scientists added a common household cleaning agent, the mineral boron contained in such cleaners as Borax, that vastly improved the […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lawrence Livermore scientists can now claim near breakeven nuclear fusion, understood to be near the energy out equals the energy put in. On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) made a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules (MJ). […]

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