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Boron "detergent" for nuclear fusion

Scientists find method to add boron to active tungsten reactors Metal Tech News – October 12, 2022

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have found a way to add a dash of boron to a tungsten tokamak fusion reactor to keep its plasma clean during operations.

Because of its high melting point, tungsten is a metal of choice for helping tokamak components withstand the intense heat of the fusion process – often upwards of 150 million degrees Kelvin,...

 

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