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 […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s advanced design of the world’s largest and most powerful stellarator demonstrates the ability to moderate heat loss from the plasma that fuels fusion reactions. A key hurdle facing fusion devices called stellarators, those twisty facilities that seek to harness on Earth the fusion reactions that power the sun and stars, has […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory scientists have found that sprinkling boron powder into fusion plasma could aid in harnessing the ultra-hot gas within a tokamak facility to produce heat to generate electricity without producing greenhouse gases or long-term radioactive waste. A major issue with operating the ring-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks is keeping the plasma […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has developed an improved model for forecasting the crucial balance of pressure at the edge of a fusion plasma. A key requirement for future facilities that aim to capture and control on Earth the fusion energy that drives the sun and stars is accurate predictions of the pressure of the plasma. […]

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