By Rose Ragsdale
For Metal Tech News 

Slow going for nuclear fusion research

Metal Tech News - February 1, 2023


Last updated 2/16/2023 at 6:32pm

A metal-clad doughnut-shaped chamber for nuclear fusion.


Tokamaks such as this one use powerful magnetic forces to confine plasma during a fusion reaction.

Tungsten alloys could endure extreme temps for carbon-free energy technology.

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project recently reported hitting significant snags in its quest to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy.

Fusion entails forcing together the nuclei of light atomic elements in a super-heated plasma, held...

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