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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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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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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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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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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Internship at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Internship at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics

From Germany to the Wigner for an internship? Why not? Watch the interview with Jan-Henrik Herrig where he tells what is he doing durings his internship and how does he feel like at Wigner Research Centre for Physics.  

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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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