New Record for a Fusion Reactor

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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