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‘Star in a Jar’ Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

Nuclear fusion is making progress in the form of the latest ‘stellarator’ Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X). The brief is to be able to heat and sustain a hot gas to stellar temperatures creating a plasma – thus dubbed the ‘Star in a Jar’. Like the more familiar Tokamak it sustains a nuclear fusion reaction by confining the hot plasma with a magnetic field in the shape of a donut, but the stellarator adds an extra twist!

Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
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‘Star in a Jar’ Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

New tests verify that Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X fusion energy device is on track to safely suspend plasma in magnetic fields.

DECEMBER 7, 2016
3:25 PM EST

The interior of Wendelstein 7-X, under construction in November 2011. |Wolfgang Filser, IPP
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