NEWS: Miklos Porkolab

Fusion heating gets a boost

Fusion researchers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), along with colleagues in Belgium and the UK, have created a new method of heating fusion plasmas in tokamaks. The new method has resulted in raising trace amounts of ions to megaelectronvolt (MeV) energies — an order of magnitude greater than previously achieved.

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Miklos Porkolab receives Hannes Alfvén Prize

Professor Miklos Porkolab received the 2013 Hannes Alfvén Prize at a ceremony held in Espoo (Helsinki), Finland on July 1. The honor, given annually by the European Physical Society (EPS) during their Conference on Plasma Physics, recognizes outstanding work in the field of plasma science and fusion research.

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