News tagged with fusion power

Iron in the sun: A greenhouse gas for X-ray radiation

(Phys.org) —Scientists from the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in cooperation with DESY (Hamburg) at the synchrotron PETRA III have investigated for the first time X-ray absorption ...

Sep 06, 2013
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Laser fusion experiment yields record energy

(Phys.org) —In the early morning hours of Aug.13, Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility (NIF) focused all 192 of its ultra-powerful laser beams on a tiny deuterium-tritium filled capsule. In ...

Aug 27, 2013
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Understanding the turbulence in plasmas

A longstanding joke holds that practical fusion power is about 20 years away—and always will be. One simple phenomenon explains why practical, self-sustaining fusion reactions have proved difficult to achieve: Turbulence ...

Apr 29, 2013
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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 ...

Apr 25, 2013
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Bringing fusion electricity to the grid

The European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) has published a roadmap which outlines how to supply fusion electricity to the grid by 2050. The roadmap to the realisation of fusion energy breaks the quest ...

Jan 16, 2013
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