Colorado State University scientists using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab. They have achieved record-setting efficiency for the generation of neutrons – chargeless sub-atomic particles resulting from the fusion process. The process that powers the sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light […]

General Atomics (GA) researchers working at the firm’s DIII-D National Fusion Facility have created an important new tool for controlling fusion plasmas that are hotter than the sun in collaboration with scientists from the University of California-Irvine and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. This is the second post of three that started yesterday. Energy and momentum […]