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 […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are using advances in magnet technology to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor. It’s one that might be realized in as little as a decade, they say. They suggest the era of practical fusion power, which could offer a nearly inexhaustible energy resource, may […]