Wendelstein 7-X produces first hydrogen plasma
Livestream to the ceremony on 3 February 2016
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel has been asked to switch on the first hydrogen plasma on 3 February 2016 at a ceremony attended by numerous guests from the realms of science and politics. This marked the start of scientific operation of Wendelstein 7-X.
This the world’s largest and most modern fusion device of the stellarator type has already been working since the beginning of December 2015 with a helium plasma as preparation for the first hydrogen plasma. Here the recording of the event, which was transmitted per livestream.
Ceremony on the first hydrogen plasma in Wendelstein 7-X
The first hydrogen plasma in Wendelstein 7-X was switched on on 3 February 2016, this marking the start of scientific operation of Wendelstein 7-X.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjnILeK99oQ