Fusion Research Facility's Final Tritium Experiments Yield New Energy Record

Fusion research facility's final tritium experiments yield new energy record

submitted by Avatar Rimu edited


The Joint European Torus (JET), one of the world's largest and most powerful fusion machines, has demonstrated the ability to reliably generate fusion energy, while simultaneously setting a world record in energy output. These notable accomplishments represent a significant milestone in the field of fusion science and engineering. In JET's final deuterium-tritium experiments (DTE3), high fusion power was consistently produced for five seconds, resulting in a ground-breaking record of 69 megajoules using a mere 0.2 milligrams of fuel.

Video of the fusion reaction at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpg5axJmxdQ

Log in to comment

Avatar agent_flounder

That's...wow. I didn't expect to see this degree of progress quite this soon. I realize there is still a long way to go but it seems like in the last few years the pace has accelerated.

Avatar treadful

That video is badass

Avatar Rimu [OP]

Looks very future-y!