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A fried breakfast food popular in Spain provided the inspiration for the development of doughnut-shaped droplets that may provide scientists with a new approach for studying fundamental issues in physics, mathematics and materials.
To achieve nuclear fusion for practical energy production, scientists often use magnetic fields to confine plasma.
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.
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.
Magnetic reconnection could be the Universe's favorite way to make things explode. It operates anywhere magnetic fields pervade space--which is to say almost everywhere.