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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Wigner RCP won the right to host the World’s biggest fusion technology conference

Wigner RCP won the right to host the World’s biggest fusion technology conference

The Wigner Research Centre for Physics’s team led by Dr. Gábor Veres, the Head of Plasma Physics Department of the Wigner RCP won the right to host the next ISFNT (International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology) conference between 23 and 27 of September, 2019 in Budapest. There has never been a fusion technology conference in Hungary before. The last conference in plasma physics was 17 years ago […]

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Video camera system improvements for Wendelstein 7-X

Video camera system improvements for Wendelstein 7-X

It has been over a year and a half since the worlds biggest and most complex fusion experimental device, Wendelstein 7-X has started in Greifswald, Germany. The video diagnostics system of the Hungarian team provided the first images of the first plasma discharges that came into the World’s press. Since then, the Hungarian team has been continuously working on further developmentsfor the upcoming experiments starting […]

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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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Fusion at BME Children’s University

Fusion at BME Children’s University

(Written by Dr. Gergő Pokol and Mátyás Aradi) Children’s University summer camp was organized at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) from 26 June till 7 July 2017, which aims to promote engineering and natural sciences among elementary school children. The young students listened to lectures and participated at seminars where they could experience the life of a researcher. At the end of […]

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The Wigner fusion team and the German stellarator

The Wigner fusion team and the German stellarator

At first hearing, it may sound like a bad sci-fi movie title but the story is very real and serious. A team of Wigner fusion spent the last 3 weeks at the world’s largest stellarator device, W7-X, to install a new, fully Hungarian developed equipment for the German beast. Dr. Gábor Anda, project manager, Tibor Krizsanóczi electrical engineer, Sándor Hegedűs physicist and Domonkos Nagy mechanical […]

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Our new diagnostics departed to Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Our new diagnostics departed to Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

New Hungarian diagnostics departed and arrives today at the Wendelstein 7-X, the world’s largest stellarator type experimental fusion device in Greifswald, Germany, where the work of the Hungarians is well known. Feverish preparation and packing preceded the departure of the accelerated alkaline atomic diagnostics, designed and manufactured by the members of the Beam Emission Spectroscopy Research Group, Wigner Research Center for Physics,  Dr. Gábor Anda, […]

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Our new diagnostics shipped to MAST-Upgrade tokamak

Our new diagnostics shipped to MAST-Upgrade tokamak

A turbulence imaging 2D diagnostics system has been installed on MAST at 2010. This diagnostic was operating very successfully in measurement campaigns in 2011 and 2013. The experiment was shut down for a major upgrade in 2013 and is expected to be operational at the end of 2017. The machine was also renamed to MAST-U. The is also being upgraded during the shutdown. The optics […]

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