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Fusion Around the World

News from the global fusion research community
September 21, 2018

Although its potential to generate electricity at a commercial scale is several decades away, nuclear fusion can become a promising option to replace fossil fuels as the world's primary energy source and could have an important role to play in addressing climate change. 

August 27, 2018

Plasma Science and Fusion Center researchers discover a path to overcoming the plasma density limit in their quest for steady-state fusion.

August 6, 2018

With the help of venture capital funding and new technologies, a cadre of companies wants to commercialize fusion energy in the next 20 years.

July 10, 2018

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.

June 22, 2018

Fusion, the process that powers the sun, has long been seen as a potential means of generating abundant, clean energy.

June 11, 2018

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.

May 30, 2018

Confusion over UK funding from Europe’s nuclear agency is adding to the anxiety of staff at the Joint European Torus.

May 11, 2018

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.

April 30, 2018

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.

April 19, 2018

Commonwealth Fusion Systems has pledged to build a commercial fusion reactor based on new superconducting magnets.

April 10, 2018

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.

March 28, 2018

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.

March 23, 2018

This year,  Japan will deploy the world's most powerful supercomputer in the field of advanced nuclear fusion research.

March 9, 2018

With corporate participation, researchers seek to build a pilot fusion-energy plant within 15 years.

March 8, 2018

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.

February 16, 2018

Study finds that turbulence competes in fusion plasmas to rapidly respond to temperature perturbations.

January 29, 2018

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.

January 19, 2018

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.

January 18, 2018

"I am increasingly convinced that we, in Europe, benefit from the most coherent and best coordinated research programme in the world."

January 10, 2018

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.

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