Germany's massive nuclear fusion reactor is actually working

A little over a year ago, Germany turned on the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor and faced sharp speculation over whether the machine could function as intended. Now, tests conducted by US… [Read More]

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A little over a year ago, Germany turned on the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor and faced sharp speculation over whether the machine could function as intended.
With these test results, new confidence and hope are spreading through the renewable energy industry, as nuclear fusion could be the key to ending fossil fuel dependence worldwide.
Its processes mimic those that occur on the sun, which is a natural nuclear fusion reactor (or “stellarator”).
Related: Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X stellarator passes new test, bringing us closer to nuclear fusion energyThe research team found that W7-X is generating magnetic fields just the way its design intended: strong, twisted, and 3D.
Combined with an error rate less than one in 100,000, the tests conclude the W7-X stellarator has made history.

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Source: Inhabitat