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.
Our first band of holiday visitors have arrived. Follow along as the Extraordinary League of Fusioneers (E.L.F.) check-in on all our DIII-D vent projects.
30-second video of the induction brazing process used to join sections of our Internal Coil (I-coil). Watch as it heats up (red hot!) and the joint material melts to create an air-tight and super strong bond. The inner conductor of this coil will pass 7,000 amps of current.
The red carpet is out! This is the entrance to DIII-D during our 6-month vent period. Team members are climbing into (and out of) this entry to perform maintenance and upgrade work inside the tokamak. If it’s broken, we’re fixing it. If it doesn’t exist, we’re building it.