New Record for a Fusion Reactor

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Interior of Alcator C-Mod reactor (Bob Mumgaard. PSFC)

A new world record for plasma pressure has been achieved in the Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor located at MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC).

The new record raises the mark to 2.05 atmospheres, that is a 15 percent improvement over the previous record of 1.77 atmospheres, obtained in the same fusion reactor in 2005.

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Visiting Marconi Fusion – the New Fusion Supercomputer in Europe

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Marconi Supercomputer.

This week our Fusion Group Leader Dr Mervi Mantsinen visited the largest Italian computing centre, CINECA. Located  in Bologna, Italy, CINECA hosts Marconi-Fusion, the new European High Performance Computer for fusion applications which was inaugurated on 14 September 2016.

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