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
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Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action.
April 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy Policy Advisory Group.
March 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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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.
May 27, 2019 • ~7 min
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Research scientist Alessandro Marinoni shows that reversing traditional plasma shaping provides greater stability for fusion reactions.
May 17, 2019 • ~7 min
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Graduate student Raspberry Simpson’s scientific journey approaches fruition.
Feb. 15, 2019 • ~6 min
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National Academies study recommends a pilot fusion energy program that aligns with MIT's fusion approach and SPARC project.
Dec. 21, 2018 • ~8 min
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MIT Energy Initiative Director Robert Armstrong offers his perspective on the takeaways from MITEI’s annual research conference.
Oct. 25, 2018 • ~10 min
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Plasma Science and Fusion Center researchers discover a path to overcoming the plasma density limit in their quest for steady-state fusion.
Aug. 23, 2018 • ~8 min
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