Researchers are using smaller tokamaks and computer models to test approaches for suppressing runaway electrons. This research used measurements and modeling to demonstrate that perturbations to the magnetic field in a tokamak fusion plasma can suppress high-energy runaway electrons. The results could help improve the operation of ITER and other future fusion devices.
Tag: Fusion reactor design
Renowned fusion laboratory honors pioneering physicist Richard J. Hawryluk
PPPL names main conference room for physicist Richard J. Hawryluk, a Laboratory guiding light for more than 40 years.
New public-private projects to speed fusion energy production come to PPPL
Two new fusion companies will work with PPPL to model their development concepts under the INFUSE program.
Tungsten isotope helps study how to armor future fusion reactors
A team of ORNL researchers working with tungsten to armor the inside of future fusion reactors had some surprising results when looking at the probability of contamination.