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Bursting the bubble of artificial solar flares

Created by Gieljan deVries | | HighlightsRSS-feedEUROfusion
Triggering artificial solar flares early may help protect the inner wall of fusion research devices, show EUROfusion researchers.

ORNL reprises key supporting role in historic fusion experiments

Created by Kristen Coyne, ORNL | last updated: 06/11/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feedPartner News
As part of a long-running collaboration with Europe, ORNL is supporting landmark experiments aiming for a fusion milestone.

Symposium: fusion from a social science perspective

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A symposium on 18 June explores the historical, organisational, diplomatic and economical sides of fusion.

Danish universities join fusion forces

Created by Gieljan deVries | last updated: 05/24/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feedEUROfusion
The new DANfusion consortium brings together groups from four Danish universities to strengthen the nation's fusion research.

Hungary’s secret to growing top fusion talent

Created by Gieljan deVries | last updated: 05/11/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feedEUROfusion
Young fusion researchers shine in student competition.

KIT Prints Tungsten Components by Electron Beam Melting

Created by Regina Link, KIT | last updated: 05/05/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feedMember News
Researchers of KIT have developed an innovative approach to making brittle Tungsten soft.

EU-US Breakthrough Mitigates Effects of Fusion Instabilities

last updated: 04/30/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feedPress releases
A new braking technique can protect future fusion devices from damage caused when fast electrons erupt from their 150-million-degree fusion plasma.

High Performance Computing and GENE-3D

Created by Marion Smedberg | last updated: 04/30/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feedPartner News
HPC plays an important role in the field of nuclear fusion. Supercomputers all over the world are used to simulate plasma-wall interactions, plasma...

Virtual reality guides engineers to perform ITER maintenance works

last updated: 04/29/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feedPartner News
Imagine having to repair the biggest fusion device without being able to step inside.

Machine learning speeds up modelling of nuclear fusion

Created by Anouck Vrouwe | | HighlightsRSS-feedMember News
News from EUROfusion member DIFFER: Using machine learning is a promising trend in modelling the behaviour of the plasma inside a nuclear fusion...

CHIMERA to transform fusion component testing

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Construction of a unique machine for testing fusion components is underway at EUROfusion partner UKAEA.

New HPC hub aims to harness the sun's energy

Created by Renata Vujica | | HighlightsRSS-feed
EPFL will soon be home to a European hub for high-performance computing focused on fusion power – a potential source of clean, risk-free energy. As...

New code will bring better power plant designs in a fraction of the time

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Culham scientists are to develop a new software code capable of fast-tracking designs for future fusion power plants.

Can three-ion heating calm fusion plasmas?

Created by Gieljan deVries | last updated: 03/23/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feed
How a clever plasma-heating technique may let fusion researchers study and calm their fickle plasmas.

30 years of ASDEX Upgrade

Created by Isabella Milch | last updated: 03/22/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feed
Operating modes developed for JET, ITER and DEMO / only tungsten machine worldwide

Advanced computing grants for fusion

Created by Gieljan deVries | last updated: 03/18/2021 | HighlightsRSS-feed
EUROfusion E-TASC enables 19 theory and advanced simulation projects

Hot idea: gold-streaked fusion implosions

Created by Gieljan deVries | | Fusion in EuropeHighlightsRSS-feed
Can you boost laser-driven fusion implosions by seeding the fuel with gold? A creative idea from the world of nanoplasmonics fails to take root in...

EUROfusion awards 16 Enabling Research Projects

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The EUROfusion consortium for the realisation of fusion energy has awarded 16 Enabling Research Projects to scientists across Europe. These grants...

Hollowing out pearls with watchmaker's tools

Created by Gieljan deVries | last updated: 03/03/2021 | Fusion in EuropeHighlightsRSS-feed
Tiny hand-made pellets may show the way to tracking how unwanted impurities migrate throughout fusion plasmas.

Testing fusion walls for ITER in WEST

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During its last campaign in 2020, the French WEST tokamak continued to put wall solutions for ITER to the test.