Hungarian fusion research website

One of the key technologies for the first power plant-sized fusion reactor to be tested at the Centre for Energy Research

One of the key technologies for the first power plant-sized fusion reactor to be tested at the Centre for Energy Research

Hungarian researchers and companies will develop a machine protection system for the international fusion project ITER. The Shattered Pellet Injector is designed to quickly quench the fusion reaction before it can damage the inner walls. The project was made possible through a 2.4 million euro tender won by the Fusion Plasma Physics Department of the Centre for Energy Research, Eötvös Loránd Research Network together with […]

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MAST Upgrade starts up its first plasma

MAST Upgrade starts up its first plasma

A flash of purple plasma followed by applause echoing over a video connection: on 29th October, the UK’s new fusion device MAST Upgrade officially commenced operation. EUROfusion asked experts from around Europe about their involvement in this new fusion experiment. A cored apple is the favorite image that the British fusion researchers at UKAEA love to conjure for their main experiment MAST Upgrade. At 50 […]

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We moved

We moved

A significant part of the Hungarian fusion research has moved to the Centre for Energy Research

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One of the world’s largest fusion technology conference has started in Budapest

One of the world’s largest fusion technology conference has started in Budapest

A week-long symposium on fusion technology began at the Budapest Congress Center. Researchers and engineers from all over the world will report on the latest technological developments in fusion energy research during lectures, exhibitions and bilateral talks.   The International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology (ISFNT) was opened by Dr. Gábor Veres Department leader of the Plasma Physics Department of the Wigner Research Centre for […]

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As first Europeans, researchers from Wigner delivers a camera system to the Japanese fusion experiment

As first Europeans, researchers from Wigner delivers a camera system to the Japanese fusion experiment

Researchers and engineers at the Wigner Research Center for Physics are the first Europeans who deliver an intelligent camera system to the Japanese superconducting tokamak. The development that began two years ago has now reached the point that only the final tests are left before the diagnostic will be shipped. It’s not the first time It’s not the first time Wigner researchers build a video […]

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Megalakult a Magyar Magfúziós Technológia Platform

Megalakult a Magyar Magfúziós Technológia Platform

15 tag részvételével megalakult a Magyar Magfúziós Technológia Platform. A négy MTA kutatóintézet, egy egyetem, illetve 11 ipari vállalkozás alapította szervezet célja a magfúziós energetikai kutatások jobb koordinálása, a magyar ipar részvételének fokozása, és ezen keresztül a hazai innováció elősegítése.

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EUROfusion and Fusion for Energy project leaders have visited Wigner RCP to check the status of video diagnostic being built for Japan

EUROfusion and Fusion for Energy project leaders have visited Wigner RCP to check the status of video diagnostic being built for Japan

European fusion research coordinator EUROfusion and european ITER contribution coordinator Fusion for Energy have visited Wigner Research Centre for Physics. The aim of the delegation was to check the status of the video diagnostic being built for Japanese JT-60SA tokamak which is developed by Hungarian physicists and engineers. This video diagnostic will be the first european one on this device. “Wigner institute expertise in tokamak […]

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Fusion: New successful experiments on the German stellarator with scientists from Wigner RCP

Fusion: New successful experiments on the German stellarator with scientists from Wigner RCP

Another successful experimental period have been finished on the German fusion device, Wendelstein 7-X. Plasma discharges longer than ever have been recorded by the video diagnostic and beam emission spectroscopy developed by Wigner Research Centre. The restarted experiments in July was preceded by half-year improvements from the Wigner Plasma Physics Department, which is discussed in more detail here. One of the goals of Wendelstein 7-X […]

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Tokamak engineering in Budapest

Tokamak engineering in Budapest

In the very last week of the summer (27-31 August 2018) international students from 6 countries and 3 continents gathered in Budapest for a lecture series on Tokamak engineering by guest lecturer Tom Todd.  After a quick review on fusion basics the audience could learn “How to build a tokamak?” already in the first morning. On the next days, the retired Chief Technologist of the […]

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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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