Engineers are shipping the world’s most powerful magnet to the construction site of the world’s largest experimental fusion reactor called ITER in France. The magnet will be constructed from six modules, each containing 43 kilometres of coiled niobium-tin superconductors. Once these coils are in place, they will be sealed withContinue Reading

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British engineers are preparing to test the fuel mix that could one day power the largest nuclear fusion experiment in the world. Researchers at the Joint European Torus (JET), a fusion reactor at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, UK, began conducting fusion tests involving tritium, a radioactiveContinue Reading


South Korea’s fusion reactor set a new world record this week, maintaining temperatures of over 100 million degrees, hotter than the core of the Sun, for 20 seconds. That’s twice as long as the previously record. The team behind the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) pulled it off withContinue Reading