Considerations of the q-profile control in KSTAR for advanced tokamak operation scenarios

Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 10D112 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5035126 J. Chunga, J. Ko, S.-H. Hahn, H. S. Kim, and S. J. Wang Published Online: 21 August 2018 Accepted: June 2018 Abstract The q-profile control is essential for tokamaks exploring the advanced tokamak scenarios, which is expected to be able to provide a possible route toward a … Read more Considerations of the q-profile control in KSTAR for advanced tokamak operation scenarios

27 – ITER’s $23B Fusion Project to Provide Cheap, Virtually Free Energy for the World with Director-General Bernard Bigot

FringeFM August 24, 2018 Bernard Bigot is the Director-General of the ITER Organization (@iterorg), an international fusion science and technology research facility based in France. Bernard has been closely associated with ITER since France’s bid to host the project in 2003 and Mr Bigot was delegated by the French government to act as High Representative … Read more 27 – ITER’s $23B Fusion Project to Provide Cheap, Virtually Free Energy for the World with Director-General Bernard Bigot

Allain wins ANS Fusion Energy Division Technical Accomplishment Award

NPRE Aug 20, 2018 | Susan Mumm JP Allain, Professor of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, has been selected for the 2018 Technical Accomplishment Award of the American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division (ANS FED). The first University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty member ever to have been chosen for this honor, Allain has been … Read more Allain wins ANS Fusion Energy Division Technical Accomplishment Award

Steady as she goes: Scientists tame damaging plasma instabilities and pave the way for efficient fusion on Earth

PPPL By John Greewald | August 21, 2018 (Photo by Greg Cunningham/General Atomics Energy Group ) PPPL physicist Raffi Nazikian, left, and General Atomics physicist Craig Petty in front of a model cross-section of the DIII-D tokamak Before scientists can capture and recreate the fusion process that powers the sun and stars to produce virtually … Read more Steady as she goes: Scientists tame damaging plasma instabilities and pave the way for efficient fusion on Earth

Crown of concrete and doors of steel at the ITER Tokamak complex

Fusion for Energy 20 August 2018 The Tokamak Complex, the Assembly Hall, the Cryoplant and Magnet Power Conversion buildings on the right. ITER Construction site, Cadarache, July 2018 © ITER IO As the temperatures rise in the south of France and we enter the summer hiatus, the activity in the region gradually slows down. On … Read more Crown of concrete and doors of steel at the ITER Tokamak complex

Micro-spectrometer for fusion plasma boundary measurements

AIP Published Online: 14 August 2018 Accepted: June 2018 Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 10J116 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5035365 A. M. Keesee, M. Dugas, S. Ellison, L. Neal1, E. E. Scime, D. S. Thompson, J. Tersteeg, and C. J. Tucker Abstract In situ probes are being developed to make direct, spatially resolved measurements of the ion energy … Read more Micro-spectrometer for fusion plasma boundary measurements

Evidence of generation of non-inductive toroidal plasma current above density limit

Fusion Group August 20, 2018 by Daniel Gallart Alcator C-Mod (Photo: Courtesy of MIT) One of the key requirements to achieve steady-state power production in a fusion reactor based on the so-called tokamak configuration is to generate non-inductive toroidal plasma current in an efficient way. A recent paper published in Physical Review Letters entitled “Observation … Read more Evidence of generation of non-inductive toroidal plasma current above density limit

Magnetic Flux Capacity: New Research Shows How To Improve Nuclear Fusion Reactions

Evolving Science Aug 16, 2018 | Deirdre Nuclear fusion is a concept for power generation that has been around for some time. These days, research and development in this area are done using up-to-date reactors called tokamaks. These installations may provide the data and insights necessary to bring fusion back into the 21st century. However, … Read more Magnetic Flux Capacity: New Research Shows How To Improve Nuclear Fusion Reactions

New cloud-based computing platform for fusion research

Fusion Group August 17, 2018 by Xavier Sáez Since June Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) provides a new facility to fusion scientists, named the CUMULUS Modular Data Centre. The centre contains a new cloud-based computing platform that promises to process scientific data quicker, cheaper and more accurately than ever before. Scientific computing is an … Read more New cloud-based computing platform for fusion research