Dr. Michael Van Zeeland from General Atomics, led the research by international team that was composed of more than 30 scientists from across the globe who worked together to develop an approach to keep the fusion plasma in check. To harness fusion energy fast plasma particles can be confined by a strong magnetic field, which […]

Imagine building a machine so advanced and precise you need a supercomputer to help design it. That’s exactly what scientists and engineers in Germany did when building the Wendelstein 7-X experiment. The device, funded by the German federal and state governments and the European Union, is a type of fusion device called a stellarator. The […]

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 […]

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