Latest Fusion reactors Stories
An instrument developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has enabled a research team at a fusion energy experiment in China to observe--in startling detail--how a particular type of electromagnetic wave known as a radiofrequency (RF) wave affects the behavior of hot ionized gas.
A new discovery about the dynamic impact of individual energetic particles into a solid surface improves our ability to predict surface stability or instability of materials under irradiation over time.
Researchers at the University of Warwickâ€™s Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics and the UK Atomic Energy Authorityâ€™s Culham Centre for Fusion Energy may have found a way to channel the flux and fury of a nuclear fusion plasma into a means to help sustain the electric current needed to contain that very same fusion plasma.
Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have successfully used Coaxial Helicity Injection (CHI) to generate plasma current and couple it to a conventional current generation method at the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) fusion experiment.
Fusion plasmas in the laboratory typically reach 100 million degrees.
Physicists working on the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are now one step closer to solving one of the grand challenges of magnetic fusion researchâ€”how to reduce the effect that the hot plasma has on fusion machine walls (or how to tame the plasma-material interface).
Researchers have discovered mechanisms critical to interactions between hot plasma and surfaces facing the plasma inside a thermonuclear fusion reactor, part of work aimed at developing coatings capable of withstanding the grueling conditions inside the reactors.
A new experiment that reproduces the magnetic fields of the Earth and other planets has yielded its first significant results.
Experiments in RFP fusion device show higher currents lead to self-organized helical plasma.
Progress in advanced operational scenarios for tokamak fusion devices provides hope for steady-state fusion power plants.