Saturday, December 11, 2004

NUCLEAR FUSION TARGET OF NEW U.S. EXPERIMENT

NUCLEAR FUSION is the TARGET OF a NEW U.S. EXPERIMENT underway at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT and Columbia University students and researchers have begun operation of a novel experiment that confines high-temperature ionized gas, called plasma, using the strong magnetic fields from a half-ton superconducting ring inside a huge vessel reminiscent of a spaceship. The experiment, the first of its kind, will test whether nature's way of confining high-temperature gas might lead to a new source of energy for the world.

MIT, Columbia Begin New Energy Experiment: Half-ton Levitating Ring Is Key To Work