The Wendelstein 7-X is the most efficient nuclear fusion reactor scientists have ever created. What could it mean for the future of energy?
Germany’s Wildly Complex Fusion Reactor Is Actually Working
“Last year, Germany completed and turned on the Wendelstein 7-X nuclear fusion reactor. This amazing piece of technology uses a complicated design called a stellerator, and scientists have finally managed to verify that the design works like it’s supposed to.”
Plasma physicist discusses the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator
“Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) produced the first helium plasma in the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator last December… On 3 February they produced a hydrogen plasma in the world’s biggest and most advanced stellarator-type nuclear fusion device for the first time. Thomas Klinger, Director at the IPP, talks about the special features of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator and its structure, and the prospects for the construction of a fusion power plant.”
Fission vs. Fusion – What’s the Difference?
“The foundation of nuclear energy is harnessing the power of atoms. Both fission and fusion are nuclear processes by which atoms are altered to create energy, but what is the difference between the two?”
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