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Postcards from the plasma edge

For magnetic fusion energy to fuel future power plants, scientists must find ways to control the interactions that take place between the volatile edge of the plasma and the walls that surround it in fusion facilities. Such ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Plasma Physics
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Fusion foe lends a helping hand

Although oxygen is required to sustain life, oxygen sucks the life out of fusion by radiating away too much power from the high-temperature plasma. Accordingly, great efforts are expended to reduce the oxygen found in fusion ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Plasma Physics
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ITER blanket technology approved

(Phys.org) —The design of the ITER blanket system, a crucial technology on the way to fusion power, has been approved and is now ready to proceed to the manufacturing stage. "The development and validation of the final ...

dateApr 25, 2013 in General Physics
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