Restart of the star factory

Restart of the star factory

The new experimental campaign on the stellarator has started The current experimental cycle has been launched on the world’s largest stellarator. During the next four month Wendelstein 7-X will produce longer and higher energy plasma discharges then before, thanks to the numerous upgrades and the experiences from the last two years. Contrary to the 30s long plasma discharges archived during the last campaign, now they […]

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Unique diagnostic development at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Unique diagnostic development at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics

The atomic beam probe is a unique extension of the beam emission spectroscopy (BES) diagnostic, being developed at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Hungary). You can read about the BES diagnostic and the research activity of the BES group in more details on the Wigner RCP website. Just as a reminder: the BES is a special tool to diagnose plasma edge density. The working […]

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Investigators of the star factory

Investigators of the star factory

Angela Merkel started the first experiments over one and a half year ago, which were continued in this September after a longer shutdown and development period at Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X). The fusion research groups at the Plasma Physics Department of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS Winger RCP) did not stand idle during this one-year-long period of reconstruction. […]

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ITER cable testing measurements at Wigner RCP

ITER cable testing measurements at Wigner RCP

„I can also say that for example a long distance runner is running long distances because he or she is a long distance runner, we are high-tech engineers so we are doing high-tech engineering. This is so simple.” Said Gábor Veres, the Head of Plasma Physics Department, Wigner RCP. He is very proud of our engineers who are working on the World’s largest fusion experiment […]

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Sun on Earth, the ITER project

Sun on Earth, the ITER project

Fusion energy production is an old dream of mankind, the developments of a fusion power plant have been long underway. Countries including more than half of the world population have joined to create ITER, the biggest research project on Earth. The members are China, the EU, India, Japan, South-Korea, Russia, the USA. Download from here. Fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two light nuclei […]

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