Within 15 years, MIT expects to produce energy from fusion

MIT Fusion SPAEC Tokamak experiment

Visualization of the proposed SPARC tokamak experiment. Using high-field magnets built with newly available high-temperature superconductors, this experiment would be the first controlled fusion plasma to produce net energy output. Visualization by Ken Filar, PSFC research affiliate

Within 15 years, MIT expects to produce energy from fusion. MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) collaborate in a new US initiative and decided to take a radically different approach to other efforts to transform fusion fram an exensive science experiment into a viable commercial energy source.

The team intend to use a new class of high-temperature superconductors they predict will allow them to create the world’s first fusion reactor that produces more energy than needs to be put in to get the fusion reaction going. Read More

Promising step in nuclear fusion research

Promising step in nuclear fusion research

The new wall of liquid metal appeared to remain cooler and is capable of repairing itself constantly

A layer of liquid metal may be the anwer to the temperature problem of nuclear fusion. An important obstacle which had to be solved is that the reactor wall is resistant to extremely high temperatures released during power generation.
In Nature Communications, Dutch scientists published a breakthrough for this problem. They discovered that the wall of a reactor can be protected with a thin layer of liquid metal.
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Fusion energy breakthrough

Fusion done by quantum tunneling

Fusion proces: Because of a phenomenon known as quantum tunneling, the hydrogen atoms smash into each other and fuse into helium.

Is Fusion the answer for the new energy world? Scientists create hydrogen plasma, what the sun is made of.

Max Planck researchers finally succeeded in building this breakthrough reactor. And for the first time, the scientists have successfully created hydrogen plasma, the key component to nuclear fusion, and held it in a contained environment. Read More

Yet nuclear fusion?

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The breakthrough is due to the availability of superconductors, made of barium copper oxide

Just about the Holy Grail of clean energy: nuclear fusion, which – unlike nuclear fission – produces no waste.

An infinite source of clean energy. But until now, not into practice. He? What says MIT? Read More

How do different types of renewable energy work? Video

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In order to decrease temperature rising and replace fossil energy, we need to change to renewable energy sources.

They won’t get used up or run out. We are familiair with solar energy and wind energy.

But what about hydro, fusion of geo thermal?

 

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Lockheed Martin’s R&D Fusion: clean power for the future?

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Nuclear Fusion is inspired by the sun. Is this the holy grail at the end of the energy process?

Lockheed Martin believes fusion energy is the future. In their opinion fusion energy is the ultimate form of renewable power. For scientists and engineers the sun is their inspiration because it is the biggest natural fusion reactor we know.

 

They think they will manage to have clean power for the world in 20 years. There is also skepticism about this Fusion project. Read More