New theory could help clear fusion power hurdle

While solar power harnesses energy produced by the Sun, fusion power seeks to harness the very process used by the Sun to generate a practically limitless supply of clean electricity. Despite decades of research and numerous breakthroughs, "net-gain" nuclear fusion is yet to appear. One of the hurdles is the so-called density, or Greenwald, limit that sees the plasmas within experimental fusion reactors (called tokamaks) spiraling apart and disrupting the fusion process. Now scientists have come up with a new theory as to why this occurs that, if proven, could provide a way to clear the density limit hurdle... Continue Reading New theory could help clear fusion power hurdleSection: Research WatchTags: Energy, Fusion, MIT, Nuclear, Princeton Related Articles: Extending Moore's Law using nuclear fusion Sandia simulation suggests sunny skies for fusion reactors Canadian startup proposes nuclear fusion power plant at a bargain price New approach could mean break-even nuclear fusion reactions within 2-3 years Wo

New theory could help clear fusion power hurdle

While solar power harnesses energy produced by the Sun, fusion power seeks to harness the very process used by the Sun to generate a practically limitless supply of clean electricity. Despite ...

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Gizmag

Physicists see solution to critical barrier to fusion

Physicists have discovered a possible solution to a mystery that has long baffled researchers working to harness fusion. If confirmed by experiment, the finding could help scientists eliminate ...

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Researchers Find Possible Key to Fusion Barrier

If confirmed by experiment, a new finding could help scientists eliminate a major impediment to the development of fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for producing electric power.

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

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