In recent years, scientists at DIII-D have solved a number of key physics problems for practical fusion power, including

  • Techniques to limit and mitigate conditions that could damage the reactor (control of edge-localized mode, disruptions)

  • Techniques for maintaining the fusion plasma for extended periods of time (steady-state operation)

  • Development of operating scenarios for ITER - the multinational fusion experiment that aims to demonstrate net gain

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