Bringing The Power Source of the Stars Down to Earth

Achieving Fusion Conditions


Both inertial and magnetic confinement fusion research have focused on understanding plasma confinement and heating. This research has led to increases in plasma temperature, T, density, n, and energy confinement time, tau. Future power plants based on fusion reactors are expected to produce about 1 GW of power, which requires plasma parameters of n*tau ~ 2x1020 s/m3 and T ~ 120 million K.

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