Archive: 11/10/2011

With lithium, more is definitely better

A team of scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has found that increasing the amount of lithium coating in the wall of an experimental fusion reactor ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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I-mode powers up on alcator C-mod tokamak

A key challenge in producing fusion energy is confining the plasma long enough for the ionized hydrogen to fuse and produce net power. Suppressing plasma turbulence is one approach to this, but the resulting ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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A new spin on understanding plasma confinement

To achieve nuclear fusion for practical energy production, scientists often use magnetic fields to confine plasma. This creates a magnetic (or more precisely "magneto-hydrodynamic") fluid in which plasma is tied to magnetic ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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