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New Physics Understanding Provides Attractive Path for Developing Fusion Energy via a Steady-State Tokamak 12.19.17Science Highlight

New Physics Understanding Provides Attractive Path for Developing Fusion Energy via a Steady-State Tokamak

International collaborators advance physics basis for tokamak plasma confinement at low rotation, potentially benefiting a fusion reactor. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

Avoiding Disruptions that Halt Fusion Reactions

New supercomputing capabilities help understand how to cope with large-scale instabilities in tokamaks. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

Extreme-Scale Code Models Extremely Hot Plasma to Explain Spontaneous Transition

For the first time, scientists modeled the spontaneous bifurcation of turbulence to high-confinement mode, solving a 35-year-old mystery. Read More »

06.01.17Science Highlight

Shining Light on Antimatter

Researchers perform first spectroscopic measurements on antihydrogen in pursuit of one of our biggest scientific mysteriesExternal link: why is there so little antimatter in the universe? Read More »

06.01.17Science Highlight

Understanding Tungsten “Fuzz”

New work seeks to explain a strange phenomenon occurring in fusion reactor materials. Read More »

06.01.17Science Highlight

An X-Ray Laser’s New Corrective “Eyeglasses”

A new type of lens improves the focusing precision at the world’s most powerful X-ray light sources. Read More »

04.27.17Science Highlight

Uncrowded Coils

A new fast and robust algorithm for computing stellarator coil shapes yields designs that are easier to build and maintain. Read More »

04.27.17Science Highlight

Fast Electrons and the Seeds of Disruption

Fast imaging of frozen argon pellets enables measurement of fast electrons formed during disruption for first time. Read More »

04.27.17Science Highlight

Plasma Turbulence Generates Flow in Fusion Reactors

Heating the core of fusion reactors causes them to develop sheared rotation that can improve plasma performance. Read More »

01.27.17Science Highlight

Meeting the Challenge of Diagnostics for Super-Hot Plasmas in Fusion Reactors

New atomic transition found in xenon accurately calibrates neutral hydrogen density measurements in plasma experiments important in the pursuit of fusion energy. Read More »

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