Fusion Around the World
With the help of venture capital funding and new technologies, a cadre of companies wants to commercialize fusion energy in the next 20 years.
One of the paradoxes of fusion, the virtually inexhaustible energy of the future, is that it relies on an element that does not exist—or just barely.
Fusion, the process that powers the sun, has long been seen as a potential means of generating abundant, clean energy.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a competition to find "innovative ways to visualise, analyse and explore" simulations of different materials that can be used to build fusion reactors.
Confusion over UK funding from Europe’s nuclear agency is adding to the anxiety of staff at the Joint European Torus.
More than 60 top fusion scientists and engineers from around the world gathered at the 5th IAEA DEMO Programme Workshop in Daejeon, South Korea, from 7 to 10 May, to discuss critical issues and next steps on the road to the realization of fusion energy.
Nuclei of lighter atoms such as hydrogen collide and fuse together to produce nuclei of heavier atoms such as helium and release vast amounts of energy in the process —this is the essence of fusion.
Commonwealth Fusion Systems has pledged to build a commercial fusion reactor based on new superconducting magnets.
Fusion is a continuous energy source; it does not face the same safety, waste, and proliferation issues as fission; it does not require disproportionate land use; and it does not depend on the success of carbon capture and storage.
The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that President Donald Trump signed into law on March 23 ended up preserving many of the scientific initiatives the White House wanted to kill, including funding for the ITER nuclear fusion project.
With corporate participation, researchers seek to build a pilot fusion-energy plant within 15 years.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee showed a rare bit of bipartisanship during a March 6 hearing, with Democrats and Republicans generally uniting in opposition to a Trump administration proposal to cut funding for a high-risk, high-reward international research project into a carbon-free form of energy — nuclear fusion.
Study finds that turbulence competes in fusion plasmas to rapidly respond to temperature perturbations.
Physicist Jean Jacquinot, the newly elected chair of the Fusion Power Coordinating Committee, tells us about the committee's role and its strong links to ITER.
Cheap, clean and bountiful: When talking energy, those three adjectives used in harmony describe the holy grail for every consumer — whether commercial, individual or government.
"I am increasingly convinced that we, in Europe, benefit from the most coherent and best coordinated research programme in the world."
Power generation through fusion reaction has been one of the most attractive fields of nuclear research and has consequently seen considerable investment since the middle of the last century.
Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.
The United States shouldn't abandon a major international project opposed by key senators, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warned today.
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