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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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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Fusion, Sziget festival, 2017

Fusion, Sziget festival, 2017

In the last decade it became a traditon that researchers and engineers of the Wigner Physics Research Center left the keyboards, screwdrivers behind, leaving the comfort of labs and go the Sziget festival to tell young people from all over the world about nuclear fusion. At the festival, the Hungarian Nuclear Society’s Youth for Nuclear Energy and Fusion Group jointly promoted the presence and future […]

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