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Magnetizing laser-driven inertial fusion implosions

Magnetizing laser-driven inertial fusion implosions

a month ago

Nuclear fusion is a widely studied process through which atomic nuclei of a low atomic number fuse together to form a heavier nucleus, while releasing a large amount of energy. Nuclear fusion reactions can be produced using a method known as inertial confinement fusion, which entails the use of powerful lasers to implode a fuel capsule and produce plasma.

Discovery of high-speed moving plasma turbulence that outpaces the movement of heat

Discovery of high-speed moving plasma turbulence that outpaces the movement of heat

2 months ago

In order to achieve a fusion power plant, it is necessary to stably confine a plasma of more than 100 million degrees Celsius in a magnetic field and maintain it for a long time. A research group led by Assistant Professor Naoki Kenmochi, Professor Katsumi Ida, and Associate Professor Tokihiko Tokuzawa of the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan, using measuring instruments developed independently and with the cooperation of Professor Daniel J. den Hartog of the University of Wisconsin, USA, discovered for the first time that turbulence moves faster than heat when heat escapes in plasmas in the Large Helical Device (LHD).

A new law unchains fusion energy

A new law unchains fusion energy

2 months ago

Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the design of megaprojects like ITER.

Sapphire fiber sensor can withstand the rigors of fusion and flight

Sapphire fiber sensor can withstand the rigors of fusion and flight

2 months ago

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a novel sensor made of incredibly thin strands of sapphire that can withstand extreme heat and radiation. The breakthrough is billed as a solution to a 20-year problem in the field, and the scientists behind it believe their durable new sensor could be put to work in the harsh environment of nuclear fusion reactors and enable more streamlined air travel.

Validating models for next-generation fusion facilities

Validating models for next-generation fusion facilities

3 months ago

The flagship fusion facility of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) could serve as the model for an economically attractive next-generation fusion pilot plant, according to recent simulations and analysis.

Better nuclear fusion reactor walls represent a major engineering advance for the technology

Better nuclear fusion reactor walls represent a major engineering advance for the technology

3 months ago

Scientists at a laboratory in England have shattered the record for the amount of energy produced during a controlled, sustained fusion reaction. The production of 59 megajoules of energy over five seconds at the Joint European Torus—or JET—experiment in England has been called "a breakthrough" by some news outlets and caused quite a lot of excitement among physicists.

Tokamak Energy achieves temperature threshold for commercial fusion

Tokamak Energy achieves temperature threshold for commercial fusion

4 months ago

Oxford-based UK tech firm Tokamak Energy has reached a milestone in privately-funded fusion research after its ST-40 spherical tokamak reactor reached a temperature of 100 million °C (180 million °F), which it says is the threshold for commercial fusion energy.

Google's DeepMind AI fills in the blanks on broken ancient texts

Google's DeepMind AI fills in the blanks on broken ancient texts

4 months ago

From confining plasma for nuclear fusion to solving 50-year protein folding problems, DeepMind's AI is starting to prove itself on the frontiers of modern science. To aid research into the history of human writing, the company has now turned its technology to the task of restoring incomplete ancient texts, where it has performed with an impressive degree of accuracy.

Scientists confirm thermonuclear fusion in a sheared-flow Z-pinch device

Scientists confirm thermonuclear fusion in a sheared-flow Z-pinch device

4 months ago

In findings that could help advance another "viable pathway" to fusion energy, research led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicists has proven the existence of neutrons produced through thermonuclear reactions from a sheared-flow stabilized Z-pinch device.