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Zero Tolerance in Tokamaks: Eliminating Small Instabilities Before They Become Disruptions 05.02.18Science Highlight

Zero Tolerance in Tokamaks: Eliminating Small Instabilities Before They Become Disruptions

Energetic ions and beam heating cause or calm instabilities, depending on the tokamak’s magnetic field. Read More »

Scientists Have Overestimated Meteor Sizes03.26.18Science Highlight

Scientists Have Overestimated Meteor Sizes

First demonstration of high-pressure metastability mapping with ultrafast X-ray diffraction shows objects aren’t as large as previously thought. Read More »

Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall 01.16.18Science Highlight

Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall

Plasma physicists significantly improve the vertical stability of a Korean fusion device. Read More »

Microwave heating significantly alters Alfvén waves12.19.17Science Highlight

Microwaves Can Plug Leaks in Fusion Plasmas

Microwave heating significantly alters Alfvén waves, offering insights into the physics of the waves themselves. Read More »

Developing Fusion Energy via a Steady-State Tokamak 12.19.17Science Highlight

Currents Always Find the Fastest Detour

Scientists map electrical currents emanating from the boundary of a tokamak plasma, providing new information for reactor design. Read More »

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 »

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