Here I will add news articles and reports that I find interesting. I will also include blog entries I have written in relation to my research and personal projects. Blog entries related to fusion research have not been peer-reviewed unless otherwise explicitly specified. Therefore they only represent my views and opinions and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the funding agencies, co-authors or experimental facilities.
- (May 26th 2020) Commonwealth Fusion Systems raises $84M in its A2 round, bringing the total funding to more than $200M since its founding in 2018!
PR Newswire → “CFS has grown significantly since its founding in 2018, with a program to develop high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets and design and build the world’s first net-energy-gain fusion system, called SPARC. Both are on schedule and below budget.”
Bloomberg → “We’re entering the next phase,” Mumgaard said. “It’s time to put down some roots, get us all under one roof, and build some hardware for the future fusion business line.”
- (May 20th 2020) The construction of the JT60-SA tokamak (the largest superconducting tokamak until ITER) was completed this month. First plasma expected in Fall 2020. Exciting times! Kudos to the Japanese and European teams involved in the project.
Photos → JT-60SA Construction
ITER News → Japan and Europe complete the assembly of JT-60SA
- (Feb 8th 2020) Pictures from the construction of ITER are absolutely impressive. Looking at the size of their TF coils makes you have a better idea of how massive and complex ITER will be!
ITER 2020, “Japan completes the first D-shaped coil of the ITER Tokamak”
ITER 2020, “Progress in pictures 2019”
Construction and testing of a micro FPV drone based on the TP3 optimized design.