News tagged with plasma confinement

How do impurities move in tungsten?

One part of the vacuum vessel (the plasma facing material) of the fusion experimental device and future fusion reactor comes into contact with plasma. When the plasma ions enter into the material, those particles become a ...

dateJun 30, 2017 in Plasma Physics
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Discovery of a new confinement state for plasma

The National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science applied the "Momentary Heating Propagation Method" to the DIII-D tokamak device operated for the United States Office of Science, Department ...

dateNov 11, 2015 in Plasma Physics
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Recreating the heart of a star on Earth

By recreating the extreme conditions similar to those found half-way into the Sun in a thin metal foil, Oxford University researchers have captured crucial information about how electrons and ions interact in a unique state ...

dateMar 24, 2015 in General Physics
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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 greatly improves ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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