Exploiting the energy source of the stars: Fusion energy research at DTU

Jesper Rasmussen, Thomas Jensen, Martin Jessen, Søren Bang Korsholm, Axel Wright Larsen, Frank Leipold, Jens Madsen, Michael Løiten Magnussen, Volker Naulin, Anders Henry Nielsen, Stefan Kragh Nielsen, Jeppe Miki Busk Olsen, Jens Juul Rasmussen, Mirko Salewski, Morten Stejner Pedersen, Alexander Simon Thrysøe

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With increasing energy demands and a limited supply of fossil fuels, the need for efficient, clean, and sustainable energy sources grows ever more pressing. Nuclear fusion – the process from which stars like the Sun derive their energy – holds the potential to help address this challenge. To mimic this process on earth, experimental fusion devices seek to confine and heat gas to millions of degrees (creating a fusion plasma). Learning how such plasmas behave is a crucial step towards realizing fusion as a sustainable energy source. At the Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy (PPFE) section at DTU Physics, we are exploring this issue, focusing on three areas of high priority on the way towards a working fusion power plant.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSustain-ATV Conference 2016: Creating Technology for a Sustainable Society - Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 30 Nov 201630 Nov 2016


ConferenceSustain-ATV Conference 2016
LocationTechnical University of Denmark
CityKgs. Lyngby
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