Today will be our first experiment of the 2022 campaign, and this means we are getting closer to testing out the new tungsten coated divertor.
This is the video shown by the Secretary of Energy to open the White House summit on fusion energy. Lots of good DIII-D facility clips in here, and lots of fusion energy work to do! 🔬
Wow! We have the Executive Branch, Congress, and public/industry support for a major U.S. fusion energy initiative. The White House released their plan, which includes a new national coordinator for fusion energy development: Developing a Bold Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy
In our lab’s latest DOE Office of Science highlight, a unique plasma scenario produces a high-confinement core (good for fusion production) with an edge plasma that is immune to bursty instabilities (good for machine protection). 🔬
Today’s holiday visitor comes from the engineering organization Mechanical, Electrical, Nuclear, and Scientific Computing for Holidays (M.E.N.S.C.H.). This particular MENSCH is seen here sitting on our bench, one of many Thomson Scattering diagnostic optical benches at DIII-D.
As the Extraordinary League of Fusioneers (ELF) continue their visit of DIII-D, they learned about the history of fusion energy in San Diego. The Instagram preview below shows the original Doublet I device that operated in 1968 and created a plasma smaller than Holly Hydrogen.