Private fusion machines aim to beat massive global effort.

  title={Private fusion machines aim to beat massive global effort.},
  author={D. Clery},
  volume={356 6336},
  • D. Clery
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Science
When finally complete in 2025, the $20 billion fusion reactor called ITER, rising near Cadarache in France, will be seven stories tall. Even then, nothing guarantees that it can induce nuclei to fuse and release energy. Now, a small U.K. company has unveiled a 2-meter-tall chamber that looks like an oversized beer keg and cost about £10 million to develop. Using a different reactor shape than ITER and, eventually, superconducting magnets, the company says it has a cheaper and faster path to an… Expand
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