Aug 12, 2015
Posted by Sean Brazell in categories: energy, engineering, nuclear energy
A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor (credit: MIT ARC team)
MIT plans to create a new compact version of a tokamak fusion reactor with the goal of producing practical fusion power, which could offer a nearly inexhaustible energy resource in as little as a decade.
Fusion, the nuclear reaction that powers the sun, involves fusing pairs of hydrogen atoms together to form helium, accompanied by enormous releases of energy.