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New Measuring Technique Provides Fresh Results

Fusion reactor Wendelstein 7-X enters second round

Jülich, 14 September 2017 – After a 15-month modification break, experiments have recommenced at the Wendelstein 7-X fusion reactor in Greifswald. Plasma physicists from Forschungszentrum Jülich were involved in establishing this stellarator-type nuclear fusion reactor – the world’s largest. Right at the start of the new measuring campaign, a specially developed measurement technology – equipped with new measuring heads – provided new results on the properties of the plasma boundary layer. These data are required in order to investigate the interactions of the 100-million-degree plasma with the reactor walls.

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