SPARC is planned to be the first experimental device ever to achieve a 'burning plasma' -- a self-sustaining fusion reaction in which different isotopes of the element hydrogen fuse together to form helium.
The new research has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood 'fourth state of matter,' known as plasma, which could hold the key to developing safe, clean and efficient nuclear energy generators on Earth.
U.S. teenager Jackson Oswalt is not your average 14-year-old. The budding nuclear engineer has been working on this project since he was 12, and on 19 January 2018 he reportedly achieved his mission.
According to MIT’s online project page, a successful run of the SPARC reactor “will demonstrate that fusion energy can be developed in time to provide carbon-free power to combat climate change.”
The Chinese EAST reactor team was able to integrate four types of heating power in order to reach a new temperature record - a cloud of charged particles that contained electrons heated to more than 100 million °C.
A breakthrough in creating high temperature superconductors could yield faster development of nascent fusion energy which has been positioned as carbon-free alternative for energy generation.
“Accelerated Deep Learning Discovery in Fusion Energy Science” is one projects for the Aurora supercomputer which will be operational by 2021 and will perform 1 billion billion calculations per second.
The Cray XC50 supercomputer's mission is to advance nuclear fusion research and development.
MIT has announced yesterday that it is working with a new private company to make nuclear fusion finally happen.
Scientists have created, for the first time a three-dimensional skyrmion in a quantum gas. The skyrmion was predicted theoretically over 40 years ago, but only now has it been observed experimentally.
Nuclear fusion promises to be a clean source of energy, but it is expensive, technologically complex, and far from being deployed on a commercial scale.
New tests verify that Germany's Wendelstein 7-X fusion energy device is on track to safely suspend plasma in magnetic fields.
Scientists and engineers recently made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure which is the key ingredient to producing energy from nuclear fusion, and MIT