Boron "detergent" for nuclear fusion
Scientists find method to add boron to active tungsten reactors Metal Tech News â€“ October 12, 2022
Last updated 10/18/2022 at 2:33pm
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 â€“ often upwards of 150 million degrees Kelvin,...