A new wave of fusion energy experiments on UK Atomic Energy Authority’s record-breaking Joint European Torus (JET) started this month.
EUROfusion researchers are using the famous JET machine to conduct a...Czytaj więcej
Pietro Barabaschi has become the next Director-General of the ITER Organization as a result of the unanimous choice of the Council from among finalist candidates. In the transition period Dr....Czytaj więcej
At a livestreamed Horizon EUROfusion event in Brussels on 5 July 2022, EUROfusion celebrated the start of conceptual design activities for Europe's first demonstration fusion power plant DEMO. This first-of-a-kind...Czytaj więcej
This month, we have witnessed the successful lifting and lowering into the machine well of the first sub-section of the ITER plasma chamber. The weight of the component is the...Czytaj więcej
Obtaining a burning plasma is a critical step towards self-sustaining fusion energy. A burning plasma is one in which the fusion reactions themselves are the primary source of heating in...Czytaj więcej
Iconic fusion energy machine JET – which reaches controlled temperatures 10 times hotter than the core of the sun – completed its 100,000th live pulse last night.
Weighing 2,800 tonnes, the...Czytaj więcej
15 December 2021 saw the EUROfusion consortium signing the Grant Agreement under Horizon Europe, the European Framework Programme from 2021 – 2027, in an aim to launch comprehensive R&D approach...Czytaj więcej
The European research consortium EUROfusion presents a game-based exhibition blending art, science and technology to explore fusion energy and get visitors' input on how fusion could fit into society.
Fusion, Power...Czytaj więcej
Laureatami tegorocznej Nagrody Nobla z fizyki zostali Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann i Giorgio Parisi. Nagrodę przyznano im „za przełomowy wkład w zrozumienie złożonych systemów fizycznych”.
Manabe i Hasselmann zostali uhonorowani „za...Czytaj więcej
On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) made a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules...Czytaj więcej
It turned possible for the Chinese scientists from Hefei to achieve a plasma temperature of 120 million degrees Celsius for 101 seconds. Thus they set a new world record about...Czytaj więcej
The exhaust system proved commercially effective for fusion power plants thanks to the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s new MAST Upgrade experiment at CCFE.
Culham scientists performing testing applied the Super-X system...Czytaj więcej
How to track impurities such as titanium, iron, nickel, copper or tungsten migrating throughout fusion plasmas? It is possible that tiny hand-made pellets manage to perform this task. The study...Czytaj więcej
30 years ago, on 21 March 1991, the ASDEX Upgrade experimental device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Germany generated its first plasma. The main aim of...Czytaj więcej
The WEST experimental campaign which took place between the 27th of November and the 27th of January 2021 proved successful with testing of a significant number of ITER-like Plasma Facing...Czytaj więcej
The scientific world can boast about efficient energizing of the toroidal field magnet, which made it possible to attain its full magnetic field. Plasma inside the vessel will be generated...Czytaj więcej
The team of engineers from the Research Instruments (RI), Germany, has successfully completed the ITER Inner-Vertical Target (IVT) prototype’s engineering phase. The very complex component was produced no matter how...Czytaj więcej
The recommendations of the DEMO expert panel will facilitate the implementation of the next step of the Roadmap aimed at the construction of the demonstration power plant. Review-based approach makes...Czytaj więcej
We have recently seen the launch of the MAST Upgrade tokamak which produced the first plasma (the video is available on YouTube). This brings us closed to obtain safe low-carbon...Czytaj więcej
Similarly to the cycle of nature, winter is coming also in the field of science. Namely, the cool down of the 140 tons superconducting Toroidal Field magnet has started under...Czytaj więcej
A new Cooperation Agreement between the international ITER fusion project, the Italian Consorzio RFX and EUROfusion will allow European researchers from eight countries to join the Neutral Beam Test Facility...Czytaj więcej
Ten years after the start of construction in August 2010, ITER marked a new chapter in its long history. This historic moment was witnesses by distinguished guests, including French President...Czytaj więcej
In the recent newsletter published on the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics website you can learn more about the preparation of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator for the next experimental...Czytaj więcej
The JT-60SA assembly was completed at the end of March 2020. This device, located at the National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology at Naka in Japan, will...Czytaj więcej
Recent experiments at JET (Joint European Torus, Culham) showed how to spread the heat load across different tiles by moving the 'strike point' (specific divertor tiles which spread the heat)....Czytaj więcej
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald, Germany, is ready for new improvements of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator facility which are needed to obtain higher heating power...Czytaj więcej
W listopadzie br. chińska agencja prasowa Xinhua poinformowała, że wielki tokamak HL-2M, nazywany „sztucznym Słońcem”, ma być uruchomiony w przyszłym roku w Południowo-Zachodnim Instytucie Fizyki w Chengdu. Zakłada się, że...Czytaj więcej
Tegoroczną Nagrodę Nobla z fizyki otrzymali Kanadyjczyk James Peebles oraz dwóch Szwajcarów Michel Mayor i Didier Queloz za odkrycia, które pozwoliły zrozumieć historię i budowę Wszechświata.
Połowę nagrody otrzymał James Peebles...Czytaj więcej
The UK government has committed GBP220 million (USD270 million) over four years for the conceptual design of the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The STEP programme aims to construct...Czytaj więcej
Fusion for Energy (F4E) in collaboration with EUROfusion, drafted an MoU with EUROfusion for the implementation of the reorganization of the Test Blanket Module and Breeding Blanket programme. This MoU...Czytaj więcej
This annual meeting was held at the headquarters of the Helmholtz Society in Berlin March 12–14, 2019. Roughly forty on-site and ten remote participants provided reports on collaborations, grouped into...Czytaj więcej
The evaluation of the EU proposal 871124 - LASERLAB-EUROPE for a new EU contract for Laserlab-Europe, "Laserlab-5" is completed and the EC has just announced the result. The proposal reached...Czytaj więcej
The new EUROfusion experimental campaign at the Joint European Torus (JET) located at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), UK started earlier this week. (...)
In the present JET campaign,...Czytaj więcej
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of INFUSE, a program created to encourage partnerships in fusion research between industry and DOE national laboratories.
The Innovation Network for...Czytaj więcej
When it comes to the kinds of technology needed to contain a sun, there are currently just two horses in the race. Neither is what you'd call 'petite'.
An earlier form...Czytaj więcej
The future of the world’s largest operational fusion research facility has been secured with a new contract signed between the UK and the European Commission.
A contract extension for the world’s...Czytaj więcej
The Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament, chaired by German MEP Ingeborg Graessle, organized a public hearing on the added value of EU funding on 21 January 2019. The...Czytaj więcej
Over 100 million degrees.
Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), nicknamed Chinese artificial sun, has achieved over 100 million degrees electron temperature in the core plasma in its 2018 four-month-long experiment campaign.
W październiku 2018 roku Nagrodę Nobla z fizyki otrzymali Arthur Ashkin oraz Gérard Mourou i Donna Strickland za badania w zakresie optyki wykorzystujące w przełomowy sposób światło generowane laserem.
Do Arthura...Czytaj więcej
Who would turn down an invitation to “fly to Mars” if representatives from ESA, NASA and Poland’s Space Industry Association acted as the captains on board? Imagine if your co-passengers...Czytaj więcej
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to...Czytaj więcej
The plasma experiments in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald have now been resumed after a 15-month conversion break. The ex
The scientist in charge of Europe’s drive to harness a revolutionary new form of energy has accused Theresa May of risking its development by putting up a “new political wall”...Czytaj więcej
Nuclear fusion is the process that powers the sun, but closer to home scientists are trying to develop fusion reactors that could provide immense amounts of energy. These reactors are...Czytaj więcej
The fusion world directed its applause to the east earlier this month as the Kazakh tokamak KTM started operations with a first plasma discharge.
"We are happy to report that the...Czytaj więcej
The ITER Organization has officially welcomed the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NNC-RK) as a new technical collaborator.
On Sunday 11 June, a Cooperation Agreement was signed by...Czytaj więcej
The world's most sophisticated superconducting magnet is made in Europe. It is 14 m high, 9 m wide and weighs 110 tonnes—as much as Boeing 747! This is the first...Czytaj więcej
On April 21, the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning of South Korea released its third five-year plan for the development of nuclear fusion energy.
The South Korean government enacted...Czytaj więcej
The team of engineers from F4E, ASG and CNIM, working in Europe’s industrial facility on the ITER site, and their colleagues in ASIPP, the Institute of Plasma Physics of China’s...Czytaj więcej
The first ITER diagnostic components to be supplied by F4E – five Continuous External Rogowski (CER) coils – were delivered to the ITER site earlier this week and acceptance testing...Czytaj więcej