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Major Issue Impeding Successful Magnetic Confinement Fusion Resolved

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September 25, 2000
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Sandia National Laboratories
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A research team from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories, General Atomics and the University of California at San Diego has resolved one of many issues impeding successful magnetic confinement fusion. The team discovered a way to keep the fusion plasma from eroding divertor walls inside tokamak fusion machines.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M - A research team from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories, General Atomics and the University of California at San Diego has resolved one of many issues impeding successful magnetic confinement fusion. The team discovered a way to keep the fusion plasma from eroding divertor walls inside tokamak fusion machines.


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