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Latest Magnetic confinement fusion Stories

2011-11-11 01:49:29

A major upgrade to the DIII-D tokamak fusion reactor operated by General Atomics in San Diego will enable it to develop fusion plasmas that can burn indefinitely.

2011-11-11 01:44:33

To achieve nuclear fusion for practical energy production, scientists often use magnetic fields to confine plasma.

2011-01-10 14:01:47

Researchers at the University of Warwick’s Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics and the UK Atomic Energy Authority’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.

2010-11-08 11:37:13

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.

2010-11-08 11:35:25

Fusion plasmas in the laboratory typically reach 100 million degrees.

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2010-11-08 08:56:59

When physicists probe the mysteries of plasma, the fourth state of matter, they often discover phenomena of striking beauty.

2009-11-02 11:00:14

Experiments in RFP fusion device show higher currents lead to self-organized helical plasma.

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2009-11-02 10:04:54

Progress in advanced operational scenarios for tokamak fusion devices provides hope for steady-state fusion power plants.


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