Livestream: Wendelstein 7-X produces first hydrogen plasma

Ceremony on 3 February 2016 / transfer via internet

January 28, 2016

Computer graphic: Plasma of the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device Zoom Image
Computer graphic: Plasma of the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device

The first hydrogen plasma on 3 February 2016 will mark the start of scientific operation of Wendelstein 7-X. 

You may care to pursue the event per livestream on 3 February 2016 at 2.45 p.m.:

www.ipp.mpg.de/livestream_e_16

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel has been asked to switch on the plasma at a ceremony attended by numerous guests from the realms of science and politics. Wendelstein 7-X has already been working since the beginning of December 2015 with a helium plasma as preparation for the first hydrogen plasma.

The objective of fusion research is to develop a power plant favourable to the climate and environment that derives energy from the fusion of atomic nuclei just as the sun and the stars do. Wendelstein 7-X, the world’s largest and most modern fusion device of the stellarator type, is to investigate this configuration’s suitability for use in a power plant.

 
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