UK fusion experiment used in hunt for clean energy

A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time.

yesterday ~4 min

Tags: nuclear-fusion amanda-solloway

Superconductor technology for smaller, sooner fusion

MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.

Leda Zimmerman | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: energy industry superconductors research renewable-energy school-of-engineering global faculty collaboration nuclear-science-and-engineering magnets alternative-energy plasma-science-and-fusion-center fusion cern

Validating the physics behind the new MIT-designed fusion experiment

Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 29, 2020 ~9 min

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Maria Zuber on climate change: “Breakthroughs will happen”

MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action.

MIT Resource Department • mit
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Fusion researchers endorse push for pilot power plant in US

Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy Policy Advisory Group.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
March 18, 2020 ~9 min

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Laser beams in plasma clarify path toward fusion

Knowing how laser beams interact in a plasma—a hot soup of free moving electrons and ions—will boost the accuracy of computer models used in simulations of laser-driven implosions.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
Dec. 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: physics lasers plasma nuclear-fusion uncategorized

Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory

Lab-scale experiment could help scientists understand interstellar and galactic-scale smashups.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 6, 2019 ~7 min

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3Q: Yet-Ming Chiang on reopening the case of cold fusion

The materials science and engineering professor is part of a multi-institution effort to investigate the possibility of cold fusion in a scientifically rigorous way.

Rachel Kemper | Department of Materials Science and Engineering • mit
May 27, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: physics energy research renewable-energy school-of-engineering 3-questions nuclear-science-and-engineering alternative-energy fusion nuclear-power-and-reactors

Steering fusion’s “D-turn”

Research scientist Alessandro Marinoni shows that reversing traditional plasma shaping provides greater stability for fusion reactions.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
May 17, 2019 ~7 min

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Harvard, Princeton scientists make AI breakthrough for fusion energy

Scientists from Harvard and Princeton have teamed up to create an artificial intelligence algorithm that can predict destructive disruptions in nuclear fusion experiments

Mary Bergman • harvard
April 22, 2019 ~8 min

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