Dennis Whyte: “The conditions necessary to make fusion power are in hand.”
A modular synthesizer translates data from the Alcator C-Mod tokamak into artful sound.
Take a 360 degree video tour of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, the fusion experiment at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center.
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.
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.