Could rare metal beryllium be the key to unlocking nuclear fusion?

Physicists from the US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics say injecting pellets into reactors could stop potentially damaging eruptions of plasma

UK’s ‘biggest privately-owned nuclear fusion facility’ enters construction

Pulsar Fusion’s 10,000 square-foot facility aims to generate a plasma temperature hotter than the surface of the Sun

Divertor remote handling system
Sunderland-based engineers develop fusion reactor robot

Assystem is developing a machine able to withstand large levels of heat and radiation to remove impurities from plasma and replace components

Nuclear fusion
First Light Fusion finishes latest nuclear energy machine

The University of Oxford-linked company’s Machine 3 has now been fully commissioned

Atoms and molecules reacting in nuclear reaction
China’s fusion test burns six times hotter than the sun

The ‘artificial sun’ has become the hottest known nuclear fusion experiment on Earth, at 100 million degrees Celsius

Nuclear fusion researcher conducts successful test of new machine

First Light Fusion has fired the first test ‘shot’ of its inertial confinement fusion device

Sir David King joins nuclear fusion advisory board

First Light Fusion aims to unlock the way to ‘safe, clean and virtually limitless energy’

Japan gets new supercomputer to boost fusion research

The computer will perform more complex calculations per second than current devices to accelerate progress

£3.6m boost for nuclear fusion technology

The ‘Machine 3’ device will be capable of discharging up to 200,000 volts within two microseconds

Oxford venture fund invests in nuclear fusion

An investment company set up to support scientists from Oxford University has bought a stake in an innovative nuclear power firm. Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) has invested in First Light Fusion, which is researching energy generation via inertial confinement fusion. Developers say the technology could produce vast amounts of electricity in a safe and clean […]