Scientists discover a process that stabilizes fusion plasmas

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Phys.org January 9, 2019 at 02:30AM.)

Physicists Allan Reiman, left, and Nat Fisch. Credit: Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications

Scientists seeking to bring the fusion reaction that powers the sun and stars to Earth must keep the superhot plasma free from disruptions. Now researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered a process that can help to control the disruptions thought to be most dangerous.

Replicating fusion, which releases boundless energy by fusing atomic nuclei in the state of matter known as plasma, could produce clean and virtually limitless power for generating electricity for cities and industries everywhere. Capturing and controlling fusion energy is therefore a key scientific and engineering challenge for researchers across the globe.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Phys.org] January 9, 2019 at 02:30AM. Credit to the original author and Phys.org | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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