The new March 2016 issue of “Fusion in Europe” published by the European Fusion Research Consortium EUROfusion is out! Check it out here.
We are impressed by the new numerical model representing the entire ITER Toroidal Field (TF) coil system (18 coils in total) developed by F4E.
Fusion Research is on the Rise concludes AcademiaNet and includes BSC Fusion Group Manager Mervi Mantsinen.
The physics professors Sibylle Günter, Ursel Fantz, Mervi Mantsinen and Tünde Fülöp have a far-reaching goal: to build a nuclear fusion reactor that produces clean energy analogous to the Sun’s energy generation.
[source: MIT news]
One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical — and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy — has been that computer models have been unable to predict how the hot, electrically charged gas inside a fusion reactor behaves under the intense heat and pressure required to make atoms stick together.
Now, researchers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, in collaboration with others at the University of California at San Diego, General Atomics, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, say that they have found the key.
The new fusion reactor Wendelstein 7-X finished its construction on October 2015. Experimentation with Germany’s newest fusion reactor is beginning to heat up, to temperatures of around 80 million degrees Celsius, to be precise.