A Star in a Bottle: The Quest for Commercial Fusion

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published this video item, entitled “A Star in a Bottle: The Quest for Commercial Fusion” – below is their description.

On Sept. 5, 2021, for the first time, a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet was ramped up to a field strength of 20 tesla, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind ever created on Earth. That successful demonstration helps resolve the greatest uncertainty in the quest to build the world’s first fusion power plant that can produce more power than it consumes, according to the project’s leaders at MIT and startup company Commonwealth Fusion Systems.

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