Newsflashes from Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

Newsflashes from Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

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H-mode: This discovery made ITER possible

Forty years ago, physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics found a new plasma state that could be particularly suitable for energy production: the H-mode. On 8 November 1982, the corresponding paper was published, giving fusion research a worldwide boost. To this day, the investigation of the H-mode is one of their most important fields of work. more

A new solution to one of the major problems of fusion research

Current experiments and simulations show how to avoid destructive plasma instabilities in fusion reactors like ITER.
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New experiments for ITER preparation at the fusion facility JET

European researchers are using helium plasmas to test the interaction with the wall material of the Joint European Torus (JET). The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics is also involved. more

Wendelstein 7-X on the verge of new peak performance

Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) – the stellarator at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Greifswald – has been significantly improved and will resume scientific experiments in autumn 2022. more

Federal Research Minister Stark-Watzinger and Minister Martin visit IPP Greifswald

Expansion of the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device completed / Experiments to start in autumn
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The next Step for ASDEX Upgrade

910 project activities in 514 days: In a complex conversion project, the Garching fusion experiment is being overhauled and equipped with divertor coils for the first time. more

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