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UK-based Pulsar Fusion has entered into a partnership with US Princeton Satellite Systems (PSS) to apply machine learning to study data from the Princeton field-reverse configuration (PFRC-2) reactor. The aim is to advance delivery of practical fusion propelled spacecraft that can make interstellar space travel practical.

Date: Saturday, 17 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstransatlantic-partnership-to-advance-interstellar-fusion-travel-10946500

The first thermonuclear plasma has been achieved at the T-15MD tokamak, at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute and the facility is operating steadily, according to Kurchative Institute President Mikhail Kovalchuk. The physical launch of the T-15MD tokamak took place in May 2021. "The stable plasma, at millions of degrees Celsius, has been obtained.… This most complicated and expensive installation started up immediately and is now working, gaining power and reaching global parameters,” he said.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-t-15md-tokamak-achieves-first-stable-plasma-10770011

After successful recommissioning in autumn 2022, the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator fusion device at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) has achieved some significant breakthroughs. In 2023, an energy turnover of 1 gigajoule was targeted, but researchers have now achieved 1.3 gigajoules. Moreover, a new record for discharge time was achieved, with the hot plasma maintained for eight minutes.

Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssuccessful-fusion-experiments-at-germanys-wendelstein-7-x-10636975

The new improved plasma retention mode has been demonstrated at the Experiment Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), according to the Hafei Institute of Physical Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The new plasma operation scenario, Super I-Mode, discovered and demonstrated by a team from Institute of Plasma Physics at Hefei, was reported in a recent paper published in Science Advances.

Date: Saturday, 14 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinese-east-tokamak-achieves-improved-plasma-retention-10515633

A new mode of improved plasma confinement has been demonstrated at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences announced. It said the new high-confinement and self-organising Super I-mode "represents the reliability and advancement of the machine itself but also offers insights into how to better maintain the plasma operating stably and for long duration".

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Chinese-tokamak-achieves-Super-I-mode

“When building a machine as large and as complex as ITER, difficulties and setbacks do not come as surprises - they are an integral part of manufacturing, assembling and installing first-of-a-kind components,” the ITER Organisation said recently.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-says-essential-key-components-repairs-will-impact-schedule-10381371

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/General-Atomics-announces-concept-for-Fusion-Pilot

Canada’s General Fusion and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) will collaborate on projects to "advance the commercialisation of magnetised target fusion energy".

Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/General-Fusion-and-UKAEA-to-collaborate-on-fusion

Physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed that the formation of "hills and valleys" in magnetic field lines could be the source of sudden collapses of heat ahead of disruptions that can damage doughnut-shaped tokamak fusion facilities. Their discovery could help overcome a critical challenge facing such facilities.

Date: Saturday, 01 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Princeton-physicists-make-plasma-confinement-break

Researchers at the Joint European Torus in the UK doubled previous records by producing a total of 59 megajoules of heat energy from fusion over a five second period.

Date: Thursday, 10 February 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fusion-energy-record-at-JET-huge-step-forward