User Facilities

The Fusion Energy Sciences program supports the following national scientific user facilities:

DIII-D National Fusion Facility (DIII-D)

at General Atomics

DIII-D, the largest magnetic fusion user facility in the U.S., is a tokamak confinement device with significant engineering flexibility to explore the optimization of the advanced tokamak approach to fusion energy production.

National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX)

at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

NSTX is a magnetic confinement fusion facility employing a spherical torus confinement configuration to explore the potential stability and confinement advantages of this compact tokamak concept.

Alcator C-Mod

at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alcator C-Mod is a compact, high magnetic field tokamak device with all metal walls, used for tokamak research requiring high plasma power densities.

Last modified: 11/9/2015 8:59:40 PM