Studying the behaviour of plasmas on the Sun allows for a comparison of how they behave on Earth, where much effort is now under way to build magnetic confinement fusion
Since leaving the federal governments magnetic confinement fusion
program and the field in the mid-1970s, Robert Hirsch has contributed a series of diatribes against the most successful concept being developed worldwide in that program.
French nuclear counselor Pierre-Yves Cordier hosted the signing ceremony, with Andre Grosman, deputy director of the Institute of Magnetic Confinement Fusion
Research (IRFM/CEA) and consular assistant Shunming Ding.
Construction standards are being developed for magnetic confinement fusion
energy devices and high-temperature reactors, and in-service inspection standards are being developed for both gas-cooled and liquid-metal-cooled nuclear power plants.
The scientists and technicians will lead the nation's exploration of magnetic confinement fusion
(MCF) and be trained during the next 10 years, the Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry of Science and Technology, as saying in a statement.
Cooke's postgraduate research in the mid to late 1970s focused on using lasers to create inertial confinement fusion, an alternative to the magnetic confinement fusion
technique being developed in projects such as ITER in southern France, the JET nuclear fusion programme's successor.
Two of the papers in this collection review modeling approaches to turbulent mixing and void drift in sub-channel analysis and the history of magnetic confinement fusion
power plant conceptual designs.
Its researchers will firstly adapt plasma physics and magnetic confinement fusion
codes for use by multiple computer processors, speeding the solution of large problems.
While the National Nuclear Security Administration performs inertial confinement fusion research for nuclear stockpile stewardship, the Office of Science has historically focused on magnetic confinement fusion
and other related research.