Plasma Control

More than 400 scientists from around the world will convene at Princeton University to discuss the state of research on how plasma-material interactions can be managed so fusion reactions – the same reactions that occur in the Sun and stars – can produce virtually unlimited energy on Earth in what could be called “a star in a jar.” The conference web site is: https://psi2018.princeton.edu/.

Controlling plasma is very challenging ranging from the dizzying complex conditions at the edge of fusion plasma to the control of the intense heat flowing to the walls of fusion devices. Temperatures inside such devices are many times greater than the core of the sun.  At least in semiconductor applications which My company works with the plasma is only as hot as the surface of the sun. No worries!

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