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 | Aug. 6, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research space astronomy-and-planetary-science physics plasma-science-and-fusion-center staff school-of-science department-of-energy-doe astrophysics

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 | May 17, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: plasma-science-and-fusion-center school-of-science school-of-engineering fusion energy physics collaboration research nuclear-science-and-engineering

Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks

Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | April 9, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative research energy oil-and-gas school-of-engineering plasma-science-and-fusion-center nuclear-science-and-engineering transportation automobiles emissions climate-change global-warming pollution environment sustainability batteries

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 | Jan. 18, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research chemistry school-of-science proteins biology magnets imaging plasma-science-and-fusion-center

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 | Dec. 21, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research fusion plasma-science-and-fusion-center alternative-energy renewable-energy energy industry physics materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe

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 | Aug. 23, 2018
~8 mins |

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Taming fusion with machine learning | MIT News

Postdoc Cristina Rea's detour into banking provides a new route back to plasma research.

Paul Rivenberg | July 2, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  graduate-postdoctoral  staff  fusion  machine-learning  plasma-science-and-fusion-center  school-of-science  school-of-engineering

Getting the world off dirty diesels | MIT News

Gasoline-alcohol engines for heavy-duty trucks could produce a meaningful improvement in global air quality.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | June 13, 2018
~13 mins |

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Tom Fredian: Streamlining fusion data | MIT News

MIT systems analyst receives award for his essential fusion data storage and retrieval system.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center | June 1, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  fusion  nuclear-power-and-reactors  nuclear-science-and-engineering  software  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-engineering  plasma-science-and-fusion-center  staff

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