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Scientists at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed ALPACA – a new plasma measurement instrument, or diagnostic, that could aid efforts to boost the heat of fusion reactions in tokamaks and potentially improve the power output of future fusion power plants.

Date: Saturday, 04 May 2024
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UK-based Tokamak Energy is developing new laser measurement technology to control extreme conditions inside future fusion power. Plasma temperatures inside a tokamak reach over 100m degrees Celsius. The hydrogen fuel must be closely and accurately measured by a specialist laser system to keep the hot plasma stable, hold density and maintain fusion conditions.

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
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A Chinese tokamak device has set a new world record for a steady-state high-constraint mode plasma operation and German researchers have discovered a way to build smaller and cheaper fusion reactors. Meanwhile a US Government Accountability Office report on achieving commercial fusion cautions that several challenges must still be overcome.

Date: Friday, 14 April 2023
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GE Research, the central technology development hub for the General Electric Company, has announced that it has been selected to receive $6.4 million in funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to advance nuclear fuel reprocessing technology.

Date: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
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San Diego, California-based General Atomics (GA) has announced a steady-state, compact advanced tokamak Fusion Pilot Plant (FPP) concept, which it says capitalises on its innovations and advancements in fusion technology.

Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
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