NEWS: SPARC

Talking fusion at the MIT Energy Conference

On April 4 the Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) joined Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) at the MIT Energy Conference Tech Showcase, to demonstrate the magnetic and plasma properties that underlie fusion technologies.

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Looking Forward to Fusion

Fusion power has been a tantalizing prospect for decades, promising a source of endless carbon-free energy for the world. MIT’s PSFC, in collaboration MIT alumni-led company CFS, is poised to use materials breakthroughs to build the first fusion device that generates more energy than it consumes, bringing commercial fusion energy within practical reach in the near future.

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Tapping the MIT talent pool for the future of fusion

MIT graduate student Caroline Sorensen is using her talent for mechanical engineering to help advance a novel project within the domain of applied science: the commercialization of fusion energy.

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Fusion power plant graphic, MIT

On the right path to fusion energy

New National Academies study recommends a pilot fusion energy program that aligns with MIT's fusion approach and SPARC project.

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Reaching in and out at the APS DPP meeting

Along with traditional outreach activities the PSFC introduced SPARC for the first time at a scientific conference during technical sessions devoted to MIT’s high-field approach to fusion.

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Alex Creely at MIT Energy Night

Energy Night provides close-up look at MIT’s fusion future

Liquid nitrogen flowed and plasma glowed at MIT’s Energy Night as PSFC graduate students demonstrated how fusion happens, and how MIT is working with a new superconducting technology to make It happen sooner at less cost.

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Encouraging the next generation of fusion innovators

In memory of MIT alumnus Samuel Ing, his family has established a Memorial Fund to support graduate students at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) who are involved in the Center’s push to create a smaller, faster and less expensive path to fusion energy.

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3Q: Zach Hartwig on MIT's big push on fusion

Today, MIT announced plans to work with a newly formed company, Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), to realize the promise of fusion as a source of unlimited, safe, carbon-free energy. 

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