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solar flare, NASA

INTERVIEW

Fusion Energy

How scientists are creating plasma hotter than the sun in quest for limitless clean energy. MORE

Dennis Whyte, MIT

INTERVIEW

Fusion: The next big thing

Dennis Whyte: “The conditions necessary to make fusion power are in hand.” MORE

 Ted Golfinopoulos,Adam Kuang, Alex Tinguely

OUTREACH
Bridging the divide with technology

Three from PSFC spend a summer with MISTI's Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow. MORE

Alcator C-mod Interior from A-Port, MIT

360-degree VIDEO TOUR

Alcator C-Mod 

Take a 360 degree video tour of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, the fusion experiment at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center.

The Sun

The Future of Fusion

The fundamental features of fusion – inexhaustible fuel and large power density – would allow it to provide carbon-free energy at a scale needed to address climate change.  MORE

What is Plasma?

Plasma is superheated matter – so hot that the electrons are ripped away from the atoms forming an ionized gas. It comprises over 99% of the visible universe. MORE