Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

science

Science is a step closer to the nearly infinite energy of nuclear fusion

Science is a step closer to the nearly infinite energy of nuclear fusion
May 29, 2021, 08:30

Warn

Plasma simulation in a MAST nuclear fusion reactor. UKAEA . image

The Infinite Source of Energy is the philosopher’s stone for the energy sector. Scientists in the UK say they have come close to finding it thanks to nuclear fusion experiments.

The biggest challenge to nuclear fusion technology is the high temperature generated in the reactors, which can melt equipment, reducing its useful life. Now, however, British scientists have managed to create an internal combustion car exhaust system-style excess heat removal system called the Super X Divertor, which allows the temperature in the reactor to be lowered up to ten times.

The new solution was tested at MAST, Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak, an experimental nuclear reactor in Culham. MAST is a smaller scale solution than the reactor tested in France under the international ITER programme. MAST measures about four meters by four metres, while the French site is eleven by twenty metres. Miniaturizing nuclear fusion technology is one way to reduce its costs.

Scientists from Culham argue that these will soon be reduced to a level that allows the fusion to be used for commercial purposes. A prototype nuclear fusion plant will be built in Great Britain in the 1940s and will be called the Step.

BBC / Wojciech Jakóbik

See also  Dog ball - which one to choose? On chain or candy?
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Tech

Another person familiar with Sony’s plans confirms the killer news for PS5 owners. Horizon Forbidden West is not expected to appear on the market...

World

The British government has canceled a recommendation to avoid travel to and from the eight regions most affected by the Indian coronavirus variant altogether....

Economy

It looks like Tesla wants to use lasers instead of standard wipers in the future. I applied for a patent for this solution. The...

Economy

Farmer reveals government plans for CPK The farmer who issued the documents is a member of the social council of the CPK. As he...