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May 8, 2020

Physicists Discover New Trick to Stabilize Fusion Reactors

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Also could do a magnonic fusion reactor.


Magnetic Islands

But there may be a way to force the plasma into doing what we want more predictably and efficiently, as detailed in a new theoretical paper published in the journal Physics of Plasmas.

The Princeton team found that shooting radio frequency waves that super-heat fusion reactions inside a reactor could potentially reduce the chance of “magnetic islands” — bubble-like structures that can throw fusion reactions out of whack by triggering sudden releases of energy.

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