Winners of the IAEA Crowdsourcing Challenge for Materials for Fusion Technology Announced

IAEA Oct. 3, 2018 Aldo Malavasi, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, hands over the IAEA Challenge on Materials for Fusion Award to Udo von Toussaint, Group Leader of the Plasma-Material Modeling and Foundations group at the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics. (Photo: IAEA) A team of … Read moreWinners of the IAEA Crowdsourcing Challenge for Materials for Fusion Technology Announced

Tokamak Energy

Institution of Mechanical Engineers As part of our Innovation campaign, we spoke to Tokamak Energy’s Dr Melanie Windridge about the company’s vision, the role of engineers in society, and what innovation means to her. Tokamak Energy is one of the companies supported by our Stephenson Fund. What does Tokamak Energy do? Tokamak Energy is working … Read moreTokamak Energy

Attempting to tame plasmas in fusion

Phys.org October 2, 2018, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Computer simulations show that the Richtmyer–Meshkov instability (left) can be suppressed with a saddle-shaped magnetic field (right). Credit: Matter and Radiation at Extremes Nuclear fusion, the release of energy when light atomic nuclei merge, is touted as a carbon-free solution to global energy requirements. … Read moreAttempting to tame plasmas in fusion

A third dimension helps Tokamak fusion reactor avoid wall-destroying instability

ARS Technica Chris Lee – 9/13/2018 Currents and fields in the KSTAR Tokamak. The success of Tokamaks for fusion is a story unto itself, with the toroidal magnetic containers setting records for keeping high-energy plasmas under control, a necessary step for sustaining fusion. The overriding narrative, at least on the scientific side, is that when … Read moreA third dimension helps Tokamak fusion reactor avoid wall-destroying instability

Plasma impurities observed by a pulse height analysis diagnostic during the divertor campaign of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

AIP Published Online: 27 September 2018 | Accepted: July 2018 Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 10F111 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5038850 M. Kubkowska, A. Czarnecka, T. Fornal, M. Gruca, S. Jabłoński, N. Krawczyk, L. Ryć, R. Burhenn, B. Buttenschön, B. Geiger, O. Grulke, A. Langenberg, O. Marchuk, K. J. McCarthy, U. Neuner, D. Nicolai, N. Pablant, B. Schweer, … Read morePlasma impurities observed by a pulse height analysis diagnostic during the divertor campaign of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Unlimited Clean Energy? Scientists Solve Major Problem in Harnessing Nuclear Fusion

Newsweek By Hannah Osborne On 9/12/18 Nuclear fusion has the potential to offer almost unlimited clean energy, but harnessing it is extremely difficult. Plasma reaching temperatures of 150 million degrees Celsius needs to be produced by fusing two lighter atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus—the same process that powers the Sun. But like the … Read moreUnlimited Clean Energy? Scientists Solve Major Problem in Harnessing Nuclear Fusion

27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018)

IAEA 22–27 October 2018, Gandhinagar (nearest Airport: Ahmedabad), India The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fosters the exchange of scientific and technical results in nuclear fusion research and development through its series of Fusion Energy Conferences. The 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018) aims to provide a forum for the discussion of key physics … Read more27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018)

In search of clean energy, investments in nuclear-fusion startups are heating up

qz.com By Akshat Rathi |September 26, 2018 Inside a nuclear fusion reactor. For the last 25 years, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been quietly creating and studying a piece of the sun, barely half a mile from the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge. Every so often, for merely two seconds at … Read moreIn search of clean energy, investments in nuclear-fusion startups are heating up

Efficient generation of high-density plasma enabled by high magnetic field

Phys.org September 26, 2018, Osaka University (1) Compressing fusion fuel by nanosecond laser beams; (2) Heating the compressed fuel by a picosecond laser beam to ignite; (3) Ignition and burn Credit: Osaka University An international joint research group led by Osaka University demonstrated that it was possible to efficiently heat plasma by focusing a relativistic … Read moreEfficient generation of high-density plasma enabled by high magnetic field