PPPL physicists simulate innovative method for starting up tokamaks without using a solenoid (Nuclear Fusion)

By Raphael Rosen, PPPL Office of Communications Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have produced self-consistent computer simulations that capture the evolution of an electric current inside fusion plasma without using a central electromagnet, or solenoid. The computer simulations of the process, known as non-inductive current ramp-up, were performed … Continue reading PPPL physicists simulate innovative method for starting up tokamaks without using a solenoid (Nuclear Fusion)