Keeping an eye on the fusion future

Daniel Korsun’s undergraduate career at MIT prepared him to look more deeply into fusion magnet technology and design.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Feb. 22, 2021 ~5 min

Pushing the envelope with fusion magnets

MIT Energy Fellow David Fischer irradiates high-temperature superconducting tape to test its resilience and prepare for the first pilot fusion plant.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Nov. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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

Algorithm may improve brain-controlled prostheses and exoskeletons

An improved method for magnet tracking enables high-speed wireless tracking through various materials.

Stephanie Strom | MIT Media Lab • mit
Nov. 18, 2019 ~8 min

Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material

The X-ray-focusing lens used in the experiment is based on a design used in lighthouses for centuries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 16, 2019 ~8 min

Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction of the time

Technique could yield insights into complex proteins involved in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips

Innovative approach to controlling magnetism could lead to next-generation memory and logic devices.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 12, 2018 ~8 min

Turning up the heat on thermoelectrics | MIT News

New materials, heated under high magnetic fields, could produce record levels of energy, model shows.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 25, 2018 ~9 min

Robert Griffin awarded Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance | MIT News

Griffin honored for pioneering contributions to high-resolution solid state nuclear magnetic resonance and its applications to biological systems.

Danielle Randall | Department of Chemistry • mit
July 7, 2017 ~3 min

Julien Barber: Protecting magnets and the environment | MIT News

Master's candidate explores ways to cool high-temperature superconductors used in fusion research.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
March 27, 2017 ~6 min