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 […]

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) has now confirmed one of the most important optimization goals underlying the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device. The analysis shows that in the optimized magnetic field cage, the energy losses of the plasma are reduced in the desired way. Wendelstein 7-X is intended to prove that the disadvantages of earlier stellarators can […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Washington researchers have developed a method that uses a gaming graphics video card to control plasma formation in their prototype fusion reactor. The elusive nuclear fusion offers the potential for a safe, clean and abundant energy source. The process, which also occurs in the sun, involves plasmas, fluids composed of charged […]

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