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VIDEO: Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion?

PSFC Director, Dennis Whyte spoke at the MIT Club of Northern California — Nuclear fusion is the holy grail of energy generation because by fusing two hydrogen atoms together into a single helium atom it releases enormous amounts of energy, yet represents a clean, safe, sustainable and secure form of power.

Dennis Whyte with BBC Horizons host Adam Shaw.

BBC highlights MIT fusion research for upcoming news program

Host Adam Shaw interviewed PSFC Director and Nuclear Science and Engineering Department Head Prof. Dennis Whyte about the laboratory’s current project, the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, and MIT’s new vision for a smaller, faster, less expensive approach to fusion research.

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Interior of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak

Fusion Energy Sooner and Cheaper?

Dr. Dennis Whyte, the Director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, showed that a series of scientific and engineering breakthroughs could enable fusion to become a feasible a power source faster and cheaper than anyone had thought possible.

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