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Weighing up Plasma Particles
3 months ago

Weighing up Plasma Particles

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

The sun’s energy is the result of a continuous series of nuclear fusion reactions in which ionized hydrogen in the form of plasma collides at high speeds and releases helium …
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Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion
10 months ago

Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In 1934, physicist Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues produced the first fusion reaction—the fusing of light nuclei to release energy—in a laboratory by converting deuterium, a heavy hydrogen isotope, to …
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Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy
1 year ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

For decades, scientists have sought to control nuclear fusion—the energy that powers the sun and other stars—by developing massive fusion reactors to produce and contain plasma, with the goal of …
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Science at Exascale: The Future of Fusion Modeling
1 year ago

Science at Exascale: The Future of Fusion Modeling

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Frontier is an exascale computer planned for delivery at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in 2021. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling …
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Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan
3 years ago

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

The same fusion reactions that power the sun also occur inside a tokamak, a device that uses magnetic fields to confine and control plasmas of 100-plus million degrees. Under extreme …
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How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?
3 years ago

How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Fusion, the energy that powers the stars, might one day provide abundant energy here on Earth.

In a nuclear fusion reactor, the hot, charged gas known as plasma reaches out …
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OLCF User Support Specialist Receives YWCA Award Nomination
4 years ago

OLCF User Support Specialist Receives YWCA Award Nomination

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

Each fall the YWCA in Knoxville, Tennessee, holds its annual Tribute to Women gala to recognize women in the community who have demonstrated the values of the organization: encouraging diversity, advocating …
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Fusion Researchers Use Titan to Burst Helium Bubbles
5 years ago

Fusion Researchers Use Titan to Burst Helium Bubbles

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Researchers are using OLCF’s Titan supercomputer to try to get closer to producing sustainable fusion for electricity.
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Breakthrough Fusion Simulations Shed Light on Plasma Confinement

By  •  9 years ago  •  Science

Using Jaguar, a research team led by William Tang of DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is developing a clearer picture of plasma confinement properties in an experimental device that will pave the way to future commercial fusion power plants.
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