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Massive Fusion Experiment Back in Action

Posted October 11, 2011 7:00 AM by Baxter

After an 18-month delay, scientists have resumed what is called the world's largest fusion experiment at the Joint European Torus (JET). The magnetic fusion device tests materials that will be used inside the next-generation international experiment, ITER. Upgrades to this massive machine include an ITER-like wall featuring more heating power and additional diagnostic systems. Researchers use this equipment to determine the viability of fusion as a safe, clean, and virtually limitless energy source.

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10/12/2011 10:32 AM

YES, and if you go to the Sun, you better go at night or you will burn up....

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10/12/2011 11:35 AM

The ITER and the LLNL experiments in Livermore are probably developing some technology that will be useful some day, but probably not for power generation. The world's smallest fusion demonstration just took place in Italy, and the E-CAT LENR reactor generated self-sustained heat for 3.5 hours (the fuel was nickel and hydrogen).

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