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Nuclear Fusion is the holy grail of energy, and getting closer to reality every year. Here are some of the biggest breakthroughs in fusion power over the last year.
Some of this year’s breakthroughs include:
China’s EAST tokamak reactor achieved a 100 million degree plasma for 10 seconds, a record for that temperature.
RF beams used to stabilize plasma by reducing magnetic bubbles that can cause plasma to destabilize.
TAE announces their Copernicus reactor – a scaled-up version of their Norman reactor that has proven successful enough to raise $500 million from companies like Google and Microsoft.
Physicists attempt a reverse D configuration in a tokamak and achieve more stable plasma