National Academies study says fusion can help decarbonize US energy, calls for public-private approach to pilot plant operation by 2035-40.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~9 min
Daniel Korsun’s undergraduate career at MIT prepared him to look more deeply into fusion magnet technology and design.
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~5 min
PhD candidate Lucio Milanese uncovers new fundamental mechanism in turbulence.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~9 min
Researchers show that deep reinforcement learning can be used to design more efficient nuclear reactors.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
MIT Energy Fellow David Fischer irradiates high-temperature superconducting tape to test its resilience and prepare for the first pilot fusion plant.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~9 min