Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) idea follows the Japanese art of kintsugi, an artist takes the broken shards of a bowl and fuses them back together with gold to make a final product more beautiful than the original. That idea is inspiring a new approach to managing plasma, the super-hot state of matter, for use […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… At Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s ongoing quest to develop a range of methods for managing plasma so it can be used to generate electricity in a process known as fusion, researchers have shown how two old methods can be combined to provide greater flexibility. “This is kind of a new idea,” said Qiming Hu, […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researchers found the promise of coating the inner surface of the vessel containing a fusion plasma in liquid lithium guides them toward the best practices for fueling their plasmas. The research, which is featured in a new paper in Nuclear Fusion, includes observations, numerical simulations and analysis from their experiments inside […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… An MIT comprehensive study of high-temperature superconducting magnets confirms they meet requirements for an economic, compact fusion power plant. A detailed report by researchers at PSFC and MIT spinout company Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), published in a collection of six peer-reviewed papers in a special edition of the March issue of IEEE Transactions on […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have used a spray coating technology to produce a new workhorse material that can withstand the harsh conditions inside a fusion reactor. The recent advance could enable more efficient compact fusion reactors that are easier to repair and maintain. The advance, detailed in a paper published recently in the journal […]

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