Fusion experiments

Fusion has gone a long way from the first experiments in the 1950’s, and the progress in the relevant figure of merit (so-called fusion triple product) has been even faster than Moore’s law in computing

The scientific feasibility of fusion has been proved in the largest currently operating tokamak devices, e.g. JET. Today, the focus of experiments is in providing full support for ITER: Heating schemes, wall materials, plasma geometries and the fusion fuel itself are now tailored as much as possible to resemble those in ITER.

  • JET executes high-fusion power experiments in autumn 2021

  • Strong involvement in fusion experiments in several medium-size tokamaks in Europe

  • Wendelstein 7-X: A mountain to climb en route to power plant