Researchers break the fusion energy world record

February 15, 2024

The tokamak at DTUFusion energy is the process by which the sun and stars get their energy and is sometimes called the 'holy grail' of sustainable energy because the hope is that someday, a power plant can be built that can produce clean and safe energy in unlimited quantities without the use of fossil fuels. DTU is the only university in Northern Europe that has a small fusion reactor (also known as a tokamak). The tokamak is called NORTH, and enables DTU to research plasma physics and increase the understanding of plasma decay, waves and turbulence. NORTH is too small to produce fusion energy, but its size makes it possible to perform many experiments without using a huge amount of energy, making it attractive to researchers. NORTH is on permanent loan from the British company Tokamak Energy, which builds the small fusion reactors.

The tokamak at DTU

Fusion energy is the process by which the sun and stars get their energy and is sometimes called the 'holy grail' of sustainable energy because the hope is that someday, a power plant can be built that can produce clean and safe energy in unlimited quantities without the use of fossil fuels.

DTU is the only university in Northern Europe that has a small fusion reactor (also known as a tokamak). The tokamak is called NORTH, and enables DTU to research plasma physics and increase the understanding of plasma decay, waves and turbulence. NORTH is too small to produce fusion energy, but its size makes it possible to perform many experiments without using a huge amount of energy, making it attractive to researchers. NORTH is on permanent loan from the British company Tokamak Energy, which builds the small fusion reactors.

The source of this news is from Technical University of Denmark

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