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

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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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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

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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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On the right path to fusion energy

National Academies study recommends a pilot fusion energy program that aligns with MIT's fusion approach and SPARC project.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Dec. 21, 2018 ~8 min

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Pushing the plasma density limit | MIT News

Plasma Science and Fusion Center researchers discover a path to overcoming the plasma density limit in their quest for steady-state fusion.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Aug. 23, 2018 ~8 min

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