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Who invented fusion?

August 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Visitors to ITER often ask: “Who discovered (or invented) fusion?” There are several ways to answer this question. The simplest and most obvious (although a bit [...]

Counting neutrons to measure fusion power

June 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

They may be small, but they have a big role to play in ITER. Pencil-sized micro fission chambers will be located close to the plasma to “count” neutrons during [...]

A tokamak must breathe

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

When plasmas ten times hotter than the core of the Sun begin pulsating inside the ITER vacuum vessel, the combined mass of the Tokamak and cryostat (25,000 tons) will need a [...]

Hundred million degree fluid key to fusion

March 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Scientists developing fusion energy experiments have solved a puzzle of why their million-degree heating beams sometimes fail, and instead destabilise the fusion experiments [...]

Wendelstein: and now hydrogen!

February 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald, Germany produced its first hydrogen plasma on 3 February 2016, marking [...]
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